Internet Visionaries Come Together To Discuss "The End of the Internet"

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A top technology conference held in Boston Massachusetts, FutureNet: MPLS, Ethernet and Beyond, attracts industry leaders to controversial subject at annual Beer and Pizza Shoot-out. This year's shoot-out participants include Dr. John Day, Professor of Computer Science at Boston University; Dave Schaeffer, CEO of Cogent Communications; John Curran, Director IANA; David Isenberg. Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet and Society Harvard University, Harvard Law School; Dr. Stuart Elby Vice President, Network Architecture Verizon and Mike O'Dell Venture Partner, New Enterprise Associates (NEA). The moderator of the session is Johna Till Johnson President & Sr. Founding Partner, Nemertes Research.

A top technology conference held in Boston Massachusetts, FutureNet: MPLS, Ethernet and Beyond, attracts industry leaders to controversial subject at annual Beer and Pizza Shoot-out.

This year's shoot-out participants include Dr. John Day, Professor of Computer Science at Boston University; Dave Schaeffer, CEO of Cogent Communications; John Curran, Director IANA; David Isenberg. Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet and Society Harvard University, Harvard Law School; Dr. Stuart Elby Vice President, Network Architecture Verizon and Mike O'Dell Venture Partner, New Enterprise Associates (NEA). The moderator of the session is Johna Till Johnson President & Sr. Founding Partner, Nemertes Research.

The End of the Internet?
In November of 2007 Nemertes Research published a report entitled "The Internet Singularity Delayed: Why Limits in Internet Capacity Will Stifle Innovation on the Web. In this study Nemertes noted that investments in Internet infrastructure, particularly at the access layer in North America, were insufficient to meet growing demand, with a likely result that the Internet will face "brown-out" conditions as early as 2010. The future of the Internet will be discussed during this session as well as questions such as the case for network neutrality, how Internet service providers can address infrastructure demands on their network, and what should be done from an enterprise, service provider, vendor, and government perspective to foster the growth of the Internet and Internet-based applications.

The "Beer and Pizza Shootout" takes place Tuesday, April 15th, from 7:00 - 9:00 PM. This annual forum has emerged as the most popular and lively conference session, fostering interactive discussion on key topics around Internet and network service infrastructure. This year's session has attracted a "Who's Who" of Internet visionaries and thinkers.

About FutureNet
FutureNet is the evolution of MPLScon from a standalone conference on MPLS and VPN technology to an enhanced and expanded conference and expo focusing on next generation networks and technologies. FutureNet is simply the premier industry event focusing on the next generation of networks. FutureNet consists of tutorials, standards discussions, case studies and vendor presentations to provide a single place where those involved in developing, deploying, managing and marketing business data and voice services can converge. FutureNet Expo features sessions to help enterprises and service providers stay at the forefront of the telecommunication and IP network transformation.

About Nemertes
Nemertes specializes in analyzing and quantifying the business value of emerging technologies. Nemertes selects technical and business issues to research based on input from our clients and benchmarks participants. http://www.nemertes.com

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