OECD Technical Workshop (II): Identifying an Appropriate Set of Metrics and Indicators for Measuring Broadband and the Internet Economy (hosted by Ofcom, London, UK. June 14-15 2012)

This workshop, hosted by UK Ofcom, will be held in London on 14-15 June 2012. This is a follow-up to the first OECD Metrics Workshop held in Washington D.C (hosted by the US Federal Communications Commission), in which ITAC participated.

The goal of the second workshop is to make substantial progress in the development of new OECD broadband metrics criteria, building on discussions held previously.

The objectives of the workshop include reaching agreement on:

  • a new definition of broadband;
  • a subset of meaningful cross-sectional and time series data that can be implemented quickly and which describes the deployment of broadband services and who adopts them and what services are adopted;
  • comparable cross sectional and time series data both qualitative and quantitative that identifies the drivers of Internet usage and impacts on innovation, productivity and entrepreneurship within and across countries.

Fellows featured at OECD 2011 Foresight Forum

The 2011 OECD Foresight Forum was held on 26 October 2011 in Paris. This year’s meeting explored current major developments shaping mobile communication, as well as challenges and opportunities for the coming 5-10 years.

Following last year’s successful fellowship, ITAC had the opportunity to contribute again to the Forum by enabling the participation of two young fellows from the Internet Society’s Next Generation Leaders programme (NGL).

The Internet Society issued a press release on the 2011 NGL fellowship to the OECD:


ITAC participation to the OECD Workshop on Broadband Metrics (12-13 October 2011, Washington D.C.)

The Internet Technical Advisory Committee participated to the OECD workshop on “Broadband and Its Impact on Consumers and Economies: Developing a New Framework for Future Metrics”. This workshop was hosted by the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and co-chaired by the United States Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C., United States, on 12-13 October 2011.

Read more on ITAC’s participation and contribution to this workshop.



Internet Technical Advisory Committee expresses support for OECD multistakeholder approach

PARIS – 29 June 2011 – In conjunction with the OECD High Level Meeting on “The Internet Economy: Generating Innovation and Growth” held on 28-29 June 2011, the Internet Technical Advisory Committee (ITAC)–a worldwide coalition of Internet organizations invited by the OECD to provide input on Internet-related issues–today endorsed the communiqué issued by the OECD. The ITAC expressed broad satisfaction with the OECD’s approach to ensuring the Internet continues to serve as a platform for innovation, economic development and social progress throughout the world, including OECD countries.

ITAC supported the recognition in the communiqué of fundamental principles, such as the promotion and protection of the global free flow of information; promotion of the open, distributed and interconnected nature of the Internet; and encouragement of multistakeholder co-operation in policy development processes.


ITAC preparing its participation to the OECD High-Level Meeting on the Internet Economy (28-29 June 2011, Paris)

The Internet Technical Advisory Committee to the OECD (ITAC) will participate to the OECD High-Level Meeting on “The Internet Economy: Generating Innovation and Growth”, which will be held on 28-29 June 2011 at the OECD Headquarters in Paris.

ITAC has been invited to fully participate in the meeting and contribute to its formal outcome, which should highlight key Internet policy-making principles to ensure economic growth and open innovation.

Four representatives of ITAC organizations have been selected by the OECD as speakers for this major event:

  • Vint Cerf, Member of the ARIN board, representing Number Resource Organization (NRO)
  • Tim Berners-Lee, Director, World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
  • Leslie Daigle, Chief Internet Technology Officer, Internet Society (ISOC)
  • John Sabo, Chair ID Trust Member Section Steering Committee, Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS)


OECD Welcomes Formation of The Internet Technical Advisory Committee (ITAC)

  • Formation of ITAC Set To Safeguard Internet Development and Innovation Through Multi-stakeholder Internet Governance
  • OECD Recognition for Open Industry Dialogue as a Driver for Safe and Effective Internet Development.