You may recall that a few months ago we announced the formation of the Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group (BITAG), which was designed to provide “an inter-industry forum to allow technical and engineering experts to discuss technical issues and develop best practices related to matters that affect the consumer broadband experience.”
At the time, we noted that this was “really the beginning of a process to attract interest and participation by others and to organize the BITAG to meet the mission statement to which these companies have committed.”
We have now received welcome news from BITAG’s Executive Director Dale Hatfield:
Following a series of meetings held last week at the Silicon Flatirons Center in Boulder, Colorado, a broad consensus emerged on the BITAG’s organizational structure, operational procedures and membership guidelines…
We have reached an understanding that the BITAG will be an independent non-profit organization, with membership open to any person or entity interested in furthering its mission and able to bring the requisite technical expertise. The BITAG’s primary purpose will be to support a balanced and diverse technical working group (TWG) of volunteer engineers and other experts tasked with analyzing and developing consensus on network management practices and other related technical issues that can affect the experience of Internet users.