Dave Piscitello to join Interisle
David Piscitello, a widely respected security and cybercrime expert with an international reputation fighting criminal abuse of the Internet and its Domain Name System (DNS),
will join Interisle Consulting Group upon his retirement from the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
He brings 40 years of experience with network security practices; cybercrime policy, mitigation, and response; and DNS abuse investigation training.
For more information about Dave, see his brief bio or check out his recent publications
at The Security Skeptic.
Why People Hate ISPs
Underlying the debate on "network neutrality" is a pervasive negative attitude in the US towards ISPs. Interisle principal Fred Goldstein has written an
article on this topic on TMCnet.
Interisle presentation on Title II options at WISPAPALOOZA
Interisle partner Fred Goldstein presented a talk at the Wireless ISP Assocation's WISPAPALOOZA event in October, 2017.
He suggests that the debate over whether or not to apply Title II regulation to ISPs is addressing the wrong questions,
and that a layered approach would not only be superior, but is what the law actually intended.
See the slides from his presentation.
Interisle Selected for ICANN Review of RSSAC
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has appointed Interisle Consulting Group to conduct an independent review
of the Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC). The RSSAC serves to advise the ICANN community and ICANN Board on matters relating
to the operation, administration, security, and integrity of the Internet's Root Server System.
Read the ICANN announcement.
Interisle Filing to FCC on Network Neutrality
The FCC is now seeking to roll back its 2015 decision to impose Title II regulation on Internet services.
Interisle supports removing Title II regulation from ISP services per se but not from the underlying transmission services of large carriers.
We propose a set of safe harbors by which these large vertically-integrated ISPs could either offer their transmission services separately or
provide a fully-neutral IP service to a point where others can interconnect.
If they choose neither option, they should be required to live up to the "four freedoms" of Internet openness.
Read Interisle's full filing.
New Associate: Ralph Droms
We are pleased to welcome Ralph Droms as a new Interisle associate.
Trends for Wireless ISPs
Interisle's Fred Goldstein delivered a presentation forecasting long-term technical
and regulatory trends for the wireless ISP industry at WISPAPALOOZA 2016, the wireless ISP industry's premier trade show.
"Community Broadband Bits" Podcast
The second episode of Fred Goldstein's podcast is now available: Just What is the Internet?.
"Community Broadband Bits" Podcast
Chris Mitchell of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance interviewed Interisle's Fred Goldstein for his Community Broadband Bits podcast last month.
The first of two episodes is available: Smart FCC Decisions Helped Create the Internet.
Interisle Selected as FCC Technical Consultant for WISPA
Interisle has been selected by the Wireless ISP Association (WISPA)
as their FCC Technical Consultant. This effort, led by Interisle partner Fred Goldstein, involves working with the wireless ISP industry to ensure that
their needs are understood by the FCC, and to help the WISP membership with their FCC compliance. WISPA has over 800 members, mostly small businesses,
serving millions of customers across the United States, largely in rural areas not served by larger providers.