Internet Infrastructure Coalition
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Founded in 2012 by a diverse group of Internet infrastructure companies, the Internet Infrastructure Coalition supports and represents those who build the nuts and bolts of the Internet. We treat the work of the Internet infrastructure industry like the noble profession that it is.
Our coalition launched at a significant time in our industry's history. The genesis of the organization began in 2011, when many of the i2Coalition founding and charter members joined forces during the successful effort to prevent SOPA and PIPA from becoming United States law. After mobilizing to ensure the Internet's free flow of information and commerce, we realized the on-going need for an industry voice.
The i2Coalition is now the leading voice for hosting companies, data centers, registrars and registries, software services providers, and related tech firms on both the domestic and international stages. We have made great strides on initiatives that affect our industry and the internet as a whole — issues like open access, mass surveillance, cybersecurity, patent reform, customer privacy, the IANA transition and Internet governance. These issues and our organization have never been more relevant or important for protecting our industry, and we do so with the strength of our membership. According to Gartner, the Internet infrastructure industry will generate \$131 billion in annual revenue and is growing at a rate of nearly 20% per year.
The economy is dependant on the continued growth of the Internet infrastructure industry; it is vital for creating an environment of innovation globally, and domestically.
Our "Ron Yokubaitis Internet Community Leadership Award" 2017 recipeint will be Elliot Noss, the Chief Executive Officer and President of Tucows, Inc. The award will be delivered at a ceremony on May 3rd in Washington, D.C., during the closing ceremonies i2Coalition's yearly Washington, D.C. Fly-In. more»
The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) announced that Blacknight CEO, Michele Neylon has been appointed Chair Elect of its Board of Directors. Mr. Neylon's position as Chair Elect became effective on January 1st, 2017 and will assume his role as Chair on January 1st, 2018. more»
The unexpected election of Donald Trump, along with continued Republican control of both houses of Congress will have a big impact on our US priorities. While the outlook remains unclear, we've prepared the memo below examining the initial impact the election may have on issues that matter to Internet infrastructure companies and organizations. more»
The i2Coalition has announced that it will be holding its first Smarter Internet Forum June 14th through 15th 2016 at Sheraton Downtown Philadelphia Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. more»