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For Release: November 5, 2010 Contact: Seth Johnson (seth.p.johnson@gmail.

com)

Notice: Open Internet Advocates Urge the FCC On, Praise Increased Clarity

Numerous Internet and technology leaders issued a joint statement last night encouraging the FCC to expand its
recent analysis of open Internet policy in a newly fruitful direction.

In the statement, they commend the agency's recent request for input on "Two Underdeveloped Issues in the Open
Internet Proceeding" for its making possible greater recognition of the nature and benefits of the open Internet -- in
particular, as compared to "specialized services." In response to the FCC's request, their submission illustrates
how this distinction dispels misconceptions and helps bring about more constructive insight and understanding in
the "net neutrality" policy debate.

Longtime network and computer architecture expert David Reed comments in a special blog posting: "It is historic
and critical [to] finally recognize the existence of 'the Open Internet' as a living entity that is distinct from all of the
services and the Bureaus, all of the underlying technologies, and all of the services into which the FCC historically
has partitioned little fiefdoms of control."

Another signer, John Furrier of SiliconANGLE, has publicized the statement, stating "the future Internet needs to
remain open in order to preserve entrepreneurship and innovation."

The statement's signers are listed below. Please reply to me, Seth Johnson (seth.p.johnson@gmail.com), to
request contact information for those available for comment.
Seth Johnson
Outreach Coordinator

Related Links:

The Joint Statement: On Advancing the Open Internet by Distinguishing it From Specialized Services:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/41002510/On-Advancing-the-Open-Internet-by-Distinguishing-it-from-Specialized-
Services

David Reed: A Statement from Various Advocates for an Open Internet – Why I Signed on:
http://www.reed.com/blog-dpr/?p=47

SiliconANGLE Exclusive: Big Name Industry Pioneers & Experts Push FCC for Open Internet:
http://siliconangle.com/blog/2010/11/05/big-name-industry-pioneers-experts-push-fcc-for-open-internet/

The FCC's Request for Input: Further Inquiry into Two Under-Developed Issues in the Open Internet Proceeding:
http://www.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2010/db0901/DA-10-1667A1.pdf

Statement Signers

(Affiliations are listed for identification purposes only.)

Bill St. Arnaud, Green IT Consultant, St. Arnaud-Walker and Associates Inc
Scott Bradner, Harvard University, long time IETF and ISOC participant, ARIN board member and Network World
columnist
Dave Burstein, Editor, DSL Prime
Kenneth Carter, Senior Research Fellow, Columbia Institute for Tele-Information, Columbia Business School
Robin Chase, CEO Meadow Networks, co-founder and former CEO of Zipcar, member, Dept of Commerce
National Advisory Committee for Innovation and Entrpreneurship
Gordon Cook, Editor and publisher of The Cook Report on Internet Protocol, Technology, Economics and Policy
since 1992
Bob Frankston, Telecommunications Analyst and Visionary
John Furrier, Founder Broadband Developments, Inc; and Founder Editor of SiliconANGLE.com
Gene Gaines, Gaines Group, telecommunications engineer, Open Internet activist
Robert Gregory, BSEE UCB, I.T. Director for a non-profit human services agency, and BSD, open source and IP
network evangelist since 1980.
Dewayne Hendricks, CEO, Tetherless Access
Paul Hyland, CTO, Digital Operations, Education Week; member, USACM Council
David S. Isenberg, Ph. D., Principal Prosultant(sm), isen.com, LLC, former Senior Advisor to FCC Omnibu
Broadband Initiative, and Author, "Rise of the Stupid Network"
Seth P. Johnson, Information Quality Specialist
Paul Jones, ibiblio.org and University of North Carolina
Dean Landsman, Digital Strategist/Connectivity Consultant. President: Landsman Communications Group
Jon Lebkowsky, President, EFF-Austin
Andrew Lippman, Sr Research Scientist, MIT Media Lab, associate director
Michael Maranda, Co-Founder, Chicago Digital Access Alliance
Sascha Meinrath, Director, Open Technology Initiative, New America Foundation; Co-Founder,
MeasurementLab.net
John T. Mitchell, Interaction Law
Steve Mossbrook, Founder and CEO, Wyoming.com
Bruce Perens, co-founder of the Open Source movement in software
Tim Pozar, Telecommunications Engineer and Community Broadband Activist
David P. Reed, Ph.D., Participant in the original design of the Internet Protocols and well-known expert in
network and computing architecture
Clay Shirky, Interactive Telecommunications Program, New York University
Jay Sulzberger, Consulting statistician
Robb Topolski, Adjunct Technologist, Open Technology Initiative, New America Foundation
Brough Turner, Founder, netBlazr Inc., co-founder & former CTO of NMS Communications and of Natural
MicroSystems, open spectrum advocate and lecturer on 3G/4G wireless
John G. Waclawsky Ph.D., Technology Advisor and Consultant, Chicago and Washington
David Weinberger, Ph.D., Senior Researcher at Harvard Berkman Center for Internet & Society
Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple Computer, Inc., Member, National Academy of Engineers