As 2013 comes to a close, it is important to reflect upon the last year. I couldn’t be more excited about what the i2Coalition accomplished over the past 12 months on a global scale. We’ve made great strides internationally supporting a multistakeholder process in Internet governance and establishing the i2Coalition as a global advocate for the Internet infrastructure industry. Throughout the year, we traveled to numerous conferences worldwide, including the WTO Ministerial Conference, Internet Governance Forum, and several trips to ICANN meetings. This year, the i2Coalition became a member of ICANN’s Internet Service Providers Constituency.

Domestically, the i2Coalition has cemented itself as the unified voice of the Internet infrastructure industry. Through the help of our members and supporters, we helped pass The Innovation Act in the House, which is a solid step towards meaningful patent reform. Last February, we held our first Internet Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill to educate lawmakers about how the Internet works. We’re looking forward to continuing our educational efforts on Capitol Hill on March 4-6 at next year’s Internet Advocacy Day.

On behalf of the i2Coalition, thank you for all of your support over the past year. Our success in 2013 is directly attributable to our members. I’ve recorded a special thank you message to all of our members and supporters below that I hope you’ll take a moment to watch.

Let’s look back at some of the key milestones from the past year, as we covered them here on this blog:

Help Celebrate #InternetFreedomDay
January 18, 2013
Just a year ago, the Internet community united to defeat the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA), legislation that would have compromised freedom, stifled innovation, and impeded economic growth.

Petitioning the Obama Administration to Listen to the Internet Infrastructure Industry on Cybersecurity
February 13, 2013
Although the i2Coalition supports efforts to strengthen cybersecurity, we have concerns about the process the Department of Homeland Security will use to achieve these goals.

ICYMI: i2Coalition to Host Education Day on Capitol Hill this Week
February 25, 2013
This week, the i2Coalition will be hosting Internet Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill to educate members of Congress about how the Internet works.

i2Coalition Members Headed to Austin!
March 7, 2013
SXSW Interactive begins this week and I’m looking forward to this year’s full schedule. Every year thousands of attendees file into Austin, Texas to check out the latest technologies and 2013 will be no exception.

12 Reasons to Join the Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition): What You Get and Why it Matters
April 24, 2013
The Internet Infrastructure Coalition supports those who build the nuts and bolts of the Internet, and we treat it like the noble profession that it is.

PIPA vs. ECPA: A Story of Education
May 3, 2013
Remember SOPA and PIPA?  Of course you do.  While defeating this bad legislation was a great victory for the Internet and one that should not be undervalued, the bill’s defeat didn’t magically teach Congress how the Internet worked.

Internet Infrastructure Coalition to Host Issues & Trends Panels at HostingCon
June 12, 2013
The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) will host a series of “Issues and Trends” panels with leaders of the Internet industry during HostingCon next week in Austin, TX.

Initial Thoughts on ICANN 47: Why a Multistakeholder Process is Essential
July 16, 2013
I arrived in Durban, South Africa on Friday, July 12 to represent the i2Coalition at ICANN 47.

Rep. Kline Tours Data Sales

August 21, 2013
At HostingCon in Austin, TX early this summer, Christian Dawson, Board Chair of i2Coalition, spoke and encouraged those in attendance to contact their Congressional delegation and encourage them to visit businesses their districts.

Top 10 List: i2Coalition Celebrates One-Year Anniversary
September 18, 2013
This week marks the one-year anniversary since the i2Coalition launched and I couldn’t be more proud of our members and what we’ve accomplished over the past 12 months.

i2Coalition Headed to Indonesia for Internet Governance Forum
October 18, 2013
Since the Internet Infrastructure Coalition launched more than a year ago, we’ve made connecting with the international community a prime focus.

Why i2Coalition is Attending ICANN48 in Buenos Aires

November 18, 2013
ICANN48 is less than a week away and the i2Coalition is looking forward to participating in what promises to be an informative conference.

i2Coalition Applauds Passage of the Innovation Act

December 5, 2013
The House of Representatives delivered a blow to patent trolls this afternoon when it voted to pass the Innovation Act in an overwhelming bipartisan majority.

Want to help us make a difference in 2014? Learn more about becoming a member of the i2Coalition today: http://i2coalition.com/join