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Open Internet Advisory Committee

The mission of the FCC's Open Internet Advisory Committee (OIAC) is to track and evaluate the effects of the FCC's Open Internet rules, and to provide any recommendations it deems appropriate to the FCC regarding policies and practices related to preserving the open Internet. OIAC members were announced May 25, 2012.

The first OIAC full public meeting was held Friday, July 20, 2012 from 10:00am to 12:00pm at the Federal Communications Commission, Commission Meeting Room, 445 12th Street SW, Washington DC 20554. Watch the video.

The OIAC is composed of the following members:

  • Vice Chair, Open Internet Advisory Committee, David Clark, Senior Research Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, as Special Government Employee

Open Internet Advisory Committee Members

  • Harvey Anderson, Vice President of Business Affairs & General Counsel, Mozilla
  • Brad Burnham, Founding Partner, Union Square Ventures
  • Andrew McDiarmid, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Democracy & Technology
  • Leslie Daigle, Chief Internet Technology Officer, Internet Society
  • Jessica Gonzalez, Executive Board, Media and Democracy Coalition; Vice President for Policy & Legal Affairs, National Hispanic Media Coalition (representing NHMC)
  • Shane Greenstein, Professor and Kellogg Chair of Information Technology, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, as Special Government Employee
  • Russell Housley, Chair, Internet Engineering Task Force; Founder of Vigil Security, LLC (representing Vigil Security, LLC)
  • Maurice Dean, Director of Open Connect Product Management, Netflix
  • Oliver Spatscheck, Lead Member of Technical Staff, AT&T
  • Matthew Larsen, CEO, Vistabeam
  • Kevin McElearney, Senior Vice President for Network Engineering, Comcast
  • Marc Morial, President & CEO, National Urban League
  • Matthew N. Murphy, Senior Vice President, Disney and ESPN Media Networks
  • Jennifer Rexford, Professor of Computer Science, Princeton University, as Special Government Employee
  • Dennis Roberson, Vice Provost & Research Professor, Illinois Institute of Technology (representing T-Mobile), as Special Government Employee
  • Chip Sharp, Director, Technology Policy and Internet Governance, Cisco Systems
  • Charles Slocum, Assistant Executive Director, Writers Guild of America, West
  • Marcus Weldon, Chief Technology Officer, Alcatel-Lucent
  • Michelle Zatlyn, Co-Founder & Head of User Experience, CloudFlare

FCC Staff Team

  • Stephanie Weiner, Designated Federal Officer
  • Henning Schulzrinne, Chief Technologist
  • Kristine Fargotstein, Deputy Designated Federal Officer

Charter: The Committee's Objectives and the Scope of Its Activities

The OIAC's mission is to track and evaluate the effects of the FCC's Open Internet rules, and to provide any recommendations it deems appropriate to the FCC regarding policies and practices related to preserving the open Internet. The OIAC will observe market developments regarding the freedom and openness of the Internet and will focus in particular on issues addressed in the FCC's Open Internet rules, such as transparency, reasonable network management practices, differences in treatment of fixed and mobile broadband services, specialized services, technical standards, and the state of competition.

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Updated: September 29, 2014
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