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The Internet Society Welcomes 8x8, Inc. as a new Silver Member

Nov 20, 2008
RESTON, Va. & GENEVA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Internet Society (ISOC) is pleased to welcome 8x8, Inc. (Nasdaq: EGHT) as a new Silver Member.

ISOC recognises 8x8 for its commitment to ISOC and the Internet community in general, and for its dedication to the development of the Internet as a global, openly accessible resource.

By becoming an Organisational Member of ISOC, 8x8 joins an ever growing list of businesses, non-profit organisations, government agencies, educational institutions, and others who support ISOC's work. As a Silver Member, 8x8 makes a valuable contribution to ISOC's efforts to ensure the open development and evolution of the Internet for the benefit of all people.

“We are proud to join such an important and influential society which works to ensure there is not undue pressure exerted over the rights of all individuals to an open Internet, free of influence by any one corporation or special interest group,” said 8x8 Chief Technology Officer Marc Petit-Huguenin.

“8x8 has developed products and services in the past that are designed to be used in any open, neutral network such as the Internet. As we continue to develop further innovative platforms, services, and technologies, we need to ensure that the power and potential of the Internet remains with every end-user and is not usurped by businesses or groups who would restrict access or employ technologies that are incompatible with this goal.”

Organisational members play an important role in the Internet Society's Advisory Council, which fosters cooperation on matters affecting the general welfare and effectiveness of the global Internet and its users.

"We are very happy to welcome 8x8 as a new Silver Member of the Internet Society," said ISOC President and CEO Lynn St. Amour.

"8x8's technology contributions and belief in promoting end user innovation are very important to maximising the benefit people across the world derive from the Internet. We look forward to the contributions their experience will bring through their increased participation in ISOC's activities."

About 8x8 Inc.

8x8, Inc. (Nasdaq: EGHT) offers voice, video, and mobile communications solutions for business and residential customers. Marketed under the Packet8 brand name, these solutions leverage existing broadband Internet connections and cellular networks to deliver advanced features and digital quality phone service at a fraction of the cost of legacy, copper wire alternatives.

Since its establishment in 1987, 8x8 has contributed to the advancement of voice and video communications on both technology and service provision levels and has been awarded 73 U.S. patents with additional patents pending. For additional company information, visit 8x8's web site at http://www.8x8.com. For information about Packet8 products and services, visit http://www.packet8.net.

About the Internet Society

The Internet Society is an international, non-profit organisation founded in 1992 to provide leadership in Internet related standards, education, and policy. With offices in Washington, DC, and Geneva, Switzerland, it is dedicated to ensuring the open development, evolution, and use of the Internet for the benefit of people throughout the world.

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