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2018 Internet Community Leadership Award to Be Presented to Allison Heather and Stephen Mayhew

Today we’re announcing the recipients of our 2018 “Ron Yokubaitis Internet Community Leadership Award”: longtime Internet infrastructure industry advocates and publishers, Allison Heather and Stephen Mayhew.

They will be recognized for founding The Web Host Industry Review (TheWHIR). The WHIR made a name for itself as the foremost authority of the web hosting industry, from its founding in 2000 to the end of its 17-year publishing run, late last year.

i2Coalition Executive Director Christian Dawson stated “When Allison and Stephen built TheWHIR, they didn’t just build a new resource, they built a community hub around which an entire industry grew up, connected, and flourished. TheWHIR was our trusted source of information, and TheWHIR events provided not just networking, but fraternity and friendship. I can’t think of better community leaders to honor.”

The i2Coalition fifth annual Congressional Fly-In will take place on June 5th and 6th, 2018. The event brings together business leaders from across the Internet’s infrastructure in Washington, D.C. to advocate for a free and open Internet. The award will be delivered on the 6th, during the closing ceremonies of the annual Fly-In. A reception will follow. Information on the i2Coalition Congressional Fly-In can be found here.

By i2Coalition, Internet Infrastructure Coalition

Founded in 2012 by a diverse group of Internet infrastructure companies, the Internet Infrastructure Coalition supports and represents those who build the nuts and bolts of the Internet. We treat the work of the Internet infrastructure industry like the noble profession that it is.

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