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Internet Innovation Alliance to Host Exaflood Symposium

Nationally Recognized Experts and Academics to Discuss the Technical and Financial Implications of Bandwidth-Intensive Applications on the internet and the Future of Broadband

What:  A symposium – The Exaflood: Finding Solutions – hosted by the Internet Innovation Alliance to explore the challenges and benefits of the exaflood – the exponential explosion in online digital content.

When:  Thursday, May 22, 2008 ; 9:00am – 1:00pm EST

Where:  The Waldorf Astoria (The Conrad Suite)
                301 Park Ave
New York , NY10022

Who:  Andrew Odlyzko , University of Minnesota; Bret Swanson, Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Global Innovation; Craig Moffett, Sanford Bernstein, Senior Analyst; Gary Smith, Ciena Corporation, CEO; Johna Till Johnson, Nemertes Research, CEO; Michael Kleeman, University of California San Diego, Senior Fellow; Nick Rockwell, MTV Networks, CTO, MTV Networks Digital Media Technology; Paul Mankiewich, Alcatel-Lucent, Chief Technology Officer; moderators Larry Irving and Bruce Mehlman, Co-Chairmen of the Internet Innovation Alliance        

Why:  Over the last few years there has been explosive growth in rich broadband content that has drastically transformed the net. In January, internet users viewed 9.8 billion videos online, and more than 139 million US internet users spent an average of 206 minutes viewing online videos (comScore). U nless properly managed, bandwidth-intensive applications could strain the Internet’s capacity/infrastructure and prevent the emergence of exciting new applications key to broadband adoption.

This event is free to attend. Members of the media, industry and financial analysts and IT professionals are invited. Please RSVP to Katie Leh at 212.446.1869 or [email protected]

About the Internet Innovation Alliance: Larry Irving and Bruce Mehlman founded the Internet Innovation Alliance ( in 2004.  The IIA is a broad-based coalition of non-profit organizations, businesses and trade associations committed to Universal Broadband.