Interisle Prepares for OECD Ministerial
The Internet Society coordinates the
Internet Technical Advisory Committee (ITAC) for the
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
In preparation for the OECD Ministerial meeting in Mexico City in 2016, Interisle partner Lyman Chapin writes in the latest ITAC newsletter
about The Open Internet, and why it is "more than just a good idea."
We've all used the term Open Internet so often, in so many different contexts, that we tend to assume that everyone knows what it means—and
that it means the same thing to everyone. But some people think that having an "open Internet" is the same as having "network neutrality,"
and others think that an "open Internet" is simply an anarchy in which the rule of law and other norms of human behavior don't apply.
Neither viewpoint captures the essential properties of openness that make the Internet such a uniquely valuable platform for social and economic growth.
Interisle Contributes to Ofcom Report
Interisle partner Colin Strutt,
working with Jim Reid (RTFM),
produced the report on UK IPv4 and IPv6
address allocations for, and now published by, Ofcom, the UK communications regulator.
Portions of the report were included in the larger Ofcom
Infrastructure Report 2014.
Interisle Presents at WISPA Convention
Interisle partner Fred Goldstein spoke at WISPAPALOOZA,
the annual convention of the Wireless ISP Association (WISPA), in Las Vegas.
His topics included hybrid fiber-wireless networks and opportunities for WISPs selling to local governments. Both drew upon Interisle's
experiences managing PSnet for the Metro Boston Homeland Security Region.
He also joined attorney Steve Coran in a presentation on Network Neutrality, a subject in which the interests of small ISPs,
and their customers, are often overlooked. Interisle looks forward to working with more members of the Wireless ISP community in the future.
Name Collisions at WPNC
Interisle partner Colin Strutt has been invited to present at the
Workshop and Prize on Root Causes and Mitigation of Name Collisions (WPNC) 8–10 March 2014
in London. The title of his talk is
"Looking at corp.com as a proxy for .corp"
where he presents results of analyzing name collisions in DNS queries to corp.com and suggests approaches for ISPs and similar organizations to prepare
to support users before and after delegation of new gTLDs.