cPanel and Capitol Hill
Local software company, cPanel Inc., will be taking part in the first Internet Advocacy Day, Wednesday, February 27, 2013, on Capitol Hill. cPanel will be represented by their Vice President of Operations, and Internet Infrastructure Coalition board member, Aaron Phillips.
The goal of the Internet Advocacy Day is to educate lawmakers about the benefits of an open Internet by hosting a program with board members of the i2C and Congress. Regarding cPanel’s involvement, Aaron Phillips says, “I am extremely excited to represent cPanel as an i2Coalition board member in Washington DC. The board knows that we can contribute to the education of important issues that impact hosting & Internet providers, while teaching our government officials about the inner workings of web hosting and how the Internet works.”
Speakers at the event include Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS), Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), Congressman Darrell Iss (R-CA), Reddit Co-FOunder, Alexis Ohanian, and Christian Dawson, i2Coalition Co-Founder and Board Chair. Receiving i2Coalition’s “Champion of Internet Innovation” award are Senators Moran and Wyden, and Congressman Issa.
Along with speaking sessions, many members of the hosting industry will be taking part in the 15 demonstration booths and discussions. Companies in attendance include cPanel, AiNet, Arvixe, Black Lotus, Cheval Capital, Data Foundry, Endurance International Group, Firehost, FortressITX, Gandi.net, Green Olive Tree, Handy Networks, Hedgehog Hosting, Jumpline, LeaseWeb USA, Media Temple, Rackspace, ServInt, Studio 1337, and WiredTree.
Since 1997, cPanel, Inc. has become the world’s leading provider of dependable hosting and server automation solutions. cPanel builds software that allows web host professionals to transform standalone servers into fully automated point-and-click web hosting platforms. cPanel licensed software allows owners of servers and websites, along with resellers and developers, to optimize their technical resources and replace tedious tasks with dynamic, intuitive web-based interfaces. www.cpanel.net
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 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.