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US Congress Hearing on “Privatizing IANA” - Thursday, March 17 (Live Video Feed Available)

On Thursday, March 17, 2016, a U.S. Congressional committee will hold a hearing on the topic of “Privatizing the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority” (IANA) starting at 10:15am US EDT (UTC-4).

You can learn about the hearing and view the written testimony at:
Privatizing the Internet Assigned Number Authority

and watch live at:
Live video stream of U.S. House hearing about IANA Transition

The hearing is before the Communications and Technology Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee. The speakers as of now will be:

  • Dr. Alissa Cooper, Chair, IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group
  • Mr. Steve DelBianco, Executive Director, NetChoice
  • The Honorable David A. Gross, Former U.S. Coordinator, International Communications and Informational Policy, Wiley Rein LLP
  • Ms. Audrey Plonk, Director, Global Security and Internet Governance Policy, Intel Corporation
  • Mr. Matthew Shears, Representative and Director, Global Internet Policy and Human Rights Project, Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT)
  • Ms. Sally Shipman Wentworth, Vice President, Global Policy Development, Internet Society

The written testimony of the Internet Society’s VP of Global Policy Development, Sally Shipman Wentworth, is also available in advance from our site at:

Sally Wentworth Testimony About IANA Transition

As well from our general IANA stewardship transition page. The video stream will be recorded if you are unable to watch the session live.

By Dan York, Author and Speaker on Internet technologies - and on staff of Internet Society

Dan is the Director, Online Content, for the Internet Society but opinions posted on CircleID are his own. View more of Dan’s writing and audio here.

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