(The Hosting News) – DiscountASP.NET announces that it has joined the Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition), a group that provides a public policy and advocacy voice for the internet infrastructure industry, as a founding member. With 42 current member companies, the i2Coalition is comprised of key players representing global and U.S. Internet infrastructure providers and related tech firms.
The i2Coalition supports the trailblazing enterprises that make significant private investments and drive innovation for the “nuts and bolts” of the Internet – including web hosting and data center providers, registries and registrars, software and service delivery and cloud computing services. The genesis of the organization began in 2011, when many of the i2Coalition’s founding and charter members joined forces during the successful effort to prevent Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) from becoming law. After mobilizing to ensure the Internet’s free flow of information and commerce, i2Coalition was created to support the ongoing need for an industry voice.
“DiscountASP.NET was active in the effort to stop SOPA and PIPA from moving forward and becoming law and during this time we worked with the founders of i2Coalition,” said Takeshi Eto, VP of Marketing and Business Development at DiscountASP.NET. “We are proud to join with other providers under i2Coalition and we’ll work together to provide a much needed voice for the Internet infrastructure and hosting community.”
The i2Coalition members share a common goal: to be the principle voice and leading advocate for the Internet infrastructure industry. The coalition will facilitate public policy education and advocacy, develop market-driven standards formed by consensus and give the industry a unified voice. Members will receive the support and tools they need to be heard in Washington and by their state and local officials across the country. Interested parties can visit http://i2coalition.com/get-involved/ for more information about membership.
“We believe the continued expansion of the Internet is vital for fostering economic growth in the U.S.,” said Christian Dawson, i2Coalition co-founder and Board Chair. “The i2Coalition will serve as a liaison between its members, the public they serve and policymakers to ensure that the Internet infrastructure industry continues to harness the full potential it has for creating jobs and driving innovation in the United States.”
According to a market research study by Tier1 Research, the Internet infrastructure industry generated and estimated direct and indirect $46 billion in annual revenue in 2010 with expected 20% growth by 2013, and a trade flow to the United States of $9.2 billion. New jobs more often than not require a reliable infrastructure for the Internet, and the industry drives innovation at every level.
The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) supports those who build the nuts and bolts of the Internet, and we treat it like the noble profession that it is. We believe the continued growth of the Internet is vital for growing an environment of innovation in America and seek to engage in ways to foster success of the Internet and Internet infrastructure industry. We seek to influence decision makers to weigh decisions on whether they are good or bad for the Internet economy and its foundational industries. In short, we seek to foster growth within the Internet infrastructure industry by driving others to harness the Internet’s full potential. To learn more about i2Coalition, visit www.i2Coalition.com.
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