Susan Estrada

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Susan Estrada is President and CEO at Aldea Communications.[1]

Career History

Estrada was the founder and president of the nonprofit FirstMile.US, which pushes for nationwide broadband access, advocating that such measures are the 21st century pathway to better quality of life. Estrada has a deep interest in developing broadband technologies and she works to use those technologies to solve real world problems.[2]

In 1988, Susan founded CERFnet, one of the original regional IP networks. She commercialized internet for users by taking the initial National Science Foundation funding of $2.8M, and, through her leadership and collaboration with PSInet and UUnet (now MCI), helped form the interconnection enabling the first commercial Internet traffic via the Commercial Internet Exchange (CIX).[3]

She has been a board member at PIR, a founder of Commercial Internet Exchange (CIX), an appointed member to the FCC's Technological Advisory Committee, an elected trustee of the Internet Society, and a former Area Director for the Internet Engineering Software Group (IESG) and the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). She was an appointed member of SBC/Pacific Telesis' Telecommunications Consumer Advisory Panel and a member of the U.S. Federal Networking Council's Advisory Committee (FNCAC), and is listed in the millennium and 1998-1999 editions of Who's Who in Executives and Professionals.[4]


Estrada authored a book titled "Connecting to the Internet: An O'Reilly Buyer's Guide." It is currently out of print, but was once a best seller at Barnes and Noble. [5]