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Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group (BITAG)

Posted by Marcus Zillman

Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group (BITAG)

BITAG was born out of a series of roundtable discussions hosted by the Silicon Flatirons Center at the University of Colorado School of Law. In those sessions, it became clear that a broad cross-section of the Internet community saw the need for, and value of, a technical advisory group to discuss and opine on technical issues pertaining to the operation of the Internet, as a means of bringing transparency and clarity to network management processes as well as the interaction among networks, applications, devices and content. Each technical issue brought to BITAG’s Technical Working Group (TWG) is referred to a committee within the TWG, where the technical analysis will be performed and a report generated. These committees are open to TWG Representatives from all Members, regardless of Member Category. The committees operate according to the BITAG Technical Working Group Governance Manual and, with limited exception, adhere to our 120-day “shot clock.” This shot clock allows for expeditious review of technical issue. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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