September 17 marks the official formation of the Internet Infrastructure Coalition or i2Coalition, a group dedicated to supporting private investment to drive the “nuts and bolts” of the Internet for continued growth. i2Coaltion includes more than 40 industry leaders, comprised of infrastructure providers and tech firms that share a vision for a brighter future. VPS.net is proud to be one of the founding members in the i2Coalition.
The idea for the i2Coalition came about in 2011, when many of the founding members joined together during the winning campaigns educating the public and elective officials about the intrusive Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA). The i2Coaltion will continue the mission to advocate for public policy goals essential for Internet infrastructure growth. As part of the launch, i2Coalition co-founder and Board Chair Christian Dawson outlines the group’s public policy priorities and mission in a video available on the i2Coalition website.
Along with our fellow i2Coalition members, we support the needs of the Internet infrastructure industry to develop market-based standards to drive innovation, which is crucial for continued growth. We intend to be a unified voice for public policy advocacy and education for the industry.
If you or your company shares our vision and serve the Internet infrastructure industry, please consider joining the i2Coalition by visiting our membership page to learn more.