McLean, Va. | September 17, 2012
— ServInt COO Christian Dawson is new group's co-founder and board chair —
— Group provides a public policy and advocacy voice to ensure U.S. growth of the $46 billion Internet infrastructure industry —
ServInt, a pioneering provider of managed cloud hosting for enterprises worldwide, today was recognized as a founding member of the new Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition). ServInt Chief Operating Officer Christian Dawson is co-founder and board chair of the i2Coalition (www.i2Coalition), which officially launched today.
Through his work over the past year as co-founder of the Save Hosting Coalition (www.savehosting.org), Dawson played a key role in preventing the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) from becoming law. After mobilizing to ensure the Internet's free flow of information and commerce, Dawson and other executives realized the ongoing need for an industry voice.
The i2Coalition is that voice. It supports enterprises that make significant investments and drive innovation for the infrastructure of the Internet -- including web hosting and data-center providers, registries and registrars, software and service delivery and cloud computing services.
"We in the Internet infrastructure industry know how the Internet works because we are the ones building and maintaining it every day," Dawson said. "It is critical to join forces to fight for an Internet that is unfettered by unnecessary regulation and able to reach its full potential for creating jobs and propelling innovation."
He concluded, "The i2Coalition is the ideal resource to educate legislators on how the Internet works, so they can fully understand it before proposing legislation."
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 percent growth by 2013, and a trade flow to the United States of $9.2 billion. New jobs require a reliable infrastructure for the Internet, and the industry supports 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 we seek to engage in ways to foster success of the Internet and the 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.
ServInt is a pioneering provider of high-reliability, managed cloud hosting services for enterprises worldwide. Founded in Northern Virginia in 1995, ServInt provides a range of IaaS, PaaS, VPS and dedicated server packages to hosting service resellers, web designers, developers and online businesses in more than 130 countries. To learn more about ServInt's cloud, VPS and dedicated hosting solutions, please call 1-800-573-7846 from the USA, +1-703-847-1381 from outside the USA or visit www.servint.net.