Open Internet Advisory Committee named


FCCAs part of its network neutrality proceeding, the FCC has appointed a committee to keep tabs on how the whole thing is working out, comprised of a mixed bag of companies, organizations and academics. Disney and Comcast are among those with a seat.

In a statement, the FCC said, “The OIAC’s members include representatives from community organizations, equipment manufacturers, content and application providers, venture capital firms, startups, Internet service providers, and Internet governance organizations, as well as professors in law, computer science, and economics.

The FCC continued, “…its 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, and technical standards.”

And the members are:

* Jonathan Zittrain, Professor of Law and Computer Science and Co-Founder of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University

Vice Chair
* David Clark, Senior Research Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

Members of the Open Internet Advisory Committee
* Harvey Anderson, Vice President of Business Affairs & General Counsel, Mozilla
* Brad Burnham, Founding Partner, Union Square Ventures
* Alissa Cooper, Chief Computer Scientist, 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
*  Russell Housley, Chair, Internet Engineering Task Force; Founder of Vigil Security, LLC (representing Vigil Security, LLC)
* Neil Hunt, Chief Product Officer, Netflix
* Charles Kalmanek, Vice President of Research, AT&T
* Matthew Larsen, CEO, Vistabeam
* Kevin McElearney, Senior Vice President for Network Engineering, Comcast
* Marc Morial, President & CEO, National Urban League
* Elaine Paul, Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning, The Walt Disney Company
* Jennifer Rexford, Professor of Computer Science, Princeton University
* Dennis Roberson, Vice Provost & Research Professor, Illinois Institute of Technology (representing T-Mobile)
* 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