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Washington, D.C. ­— Today, Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX) received the Champion of Internet Innovation award from the Internet Infrastructure Coalition. Congressman Poe was one of two legislators recognized by the organization for promoting internet infrastructure in Congress.  

“I am pleased to receive this award. It is critical that Congress safeguards the rights of our citizens enshrined in the Constitution,” said Congressman Poe. “Technology may change, but the Constitution does not. As co-founder and co-chairman of the Fourth Amendment Caucus, I have continually fought to protect the privacy and security of Americans in the digital age.”

“Congressman Poe has spent his legislative career protecting the Internet and the technologies that make our economy possible,” said Christian Dawson, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the i2Coalition. “We are proud to honor him with our 2018 Champion of Internet Freedom Award.”

Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) is a leading voice for hosting companies, data centers, registrars and registries, software services providers, and related tech firms on both the domestic and international stages. It seeks to ensure that those who build the infrastructure of the Internet have a voice in global public policy.