DreamHost lends its voice to public policy advocates supporting Internet infrastructure professionals
LOS ANGELES, California—December 4, 2014—DreamHost®, a global leader in web hosting and cloud services for entrepreneurs and developers, today announced that it has joined the Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coaltion), a group that ensures the continued growth of the Internet infrastructure industry. DreamHost joins fellow global and U.S. Internet infrastructure providers in supporting the i2Coalition and its mission to put forward a better Internet for all by giving a unified voice to those building the nuts and bolts of the Internet.
“Deez pipes! Dey ain’t exactly light, ya’ know?” said Micah Sachs, DreamHost’s VP of Systems Engineering. “I mean dis fella here,” Micah paused to drop a large Internet pipe from his shoulder to the ground beside him in a cloud of dust. “This guy holds 40, maybe 50 gigs on a good day. It takes a lotta dem things to keep da Internet workin’ – and workin’ RIGHT. It’s up to guys like me to make sure dat happens.” Wiping a gloved hand across a sweaty brow shaded by a hardhat, Micah grew more animated. “If we left it up to some pencil-neck desk jockeys at da FCC who wanna kill net neutrality, I’d hafta pay my guys overtime. Overtime! You kiddin’ me?”
Internet freedom has always been a pillar of i2Coalition’s mission, beginning with the group’s successful effort to prevent the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) from becoming laws. DreamHost was a vocal opponent to both SOPA and PIPA, and joining the Coalition was simply a natural fit. The i2Coalition has remained influential in representing the goals and beliefs of the Internet infrastructure industry, most recently advocating for the passage of the USA Freedom Act, and DreamHost is proud to lend its voice to the cause.
“The i2Coalition serves an important role in representing the interests of those who want to advance the Internet infrastructure industry in ways that meaningfully benefit our society,” said Simon Anderson, CEO, DreamHost. “They’ve done an incredible job in just over two years in existence, helping shape Internet policy on Capitol Hill and educating legislators on the complexities and workings of the Internet. Their mission is truly awesome and we wish more members of our industry would consider coming onboard.”
“We’re excited to welcome DreamHost as the newest member of the i2Coalition,” said Christian Dawson, co-founder and Board Chair, i2Coalition. “DreamHost shares our position on striving for a private and safe Internet for all. Our cohesive voice for an open Internet to drive economic growth and improve lives takes another step forward today.”
Since 1997 DreamHost has helped entrepreneurs and developers the world over bring their dreams to life on the Internet. From domain registrations to web hosting and even powerful cloud storage and computing services, more than 400,000 customers trust DreamHost to be their online home. Packed with unbelievable value, DreamHost is the best place to launch a blog, website, or web application into the stratosphere. Learn more at https://www.dreamhost.com.
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. Learn more at www.i2Coalition.com