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Expanding Internet Connectivity in Africa

Today we announced a partnership with Facebook to develop Internet Exchange Points (IXP) throughout Africa.

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New York City Groups Take Broadband into Their Own Hands
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Community Networks 25 September 2018

New York City Groups Take Broadband into Their Own Hands

A handful of groups in New York City are bypassing large ISPs and building their own community networks, as...

Internet Society Partners with Facebook to Expand Internet Connectivity in Africa
Press Releases 25 September 2018

Internet Society Partners with Facebook to Expand Internet Connectivity in Africa

Washington, DC – 25 September, 2018 –  The Internet Society, a global non-profit organization dedicated to the open development,...

Indigenous Connectivity Summit to Address Need for Affordable and Sustainable Internet Access
Press Releases 24 September 2018

Indigenous Connectivity Summit to Address Need for Affordable and Sustainable Internet Access

– More than two years after the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission...

IGF 2018: Improvements and a Call for Contributions
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Internet Governance 24 September 2018

IGF 2018: Improvements and a Call for Contributions

The annual meetings of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) have been consolidated as the main space for discussion and...

The Week in Internet News: China’s New Cyberspace Head Talks Up New Controls
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Technology 24 September 2018

The Week in Internet News: China’s New Cyberspace Head Talks Up New Controls

“Cleansing” cyberspace: Zhuang Rongwen, recently appointed as director of the Cyberspace Administration of China, has vowed to promote “positive...

What’s Ahead at the 2018 Plenipotentiary Conference
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Internet Governance 21 September 2018

What’s Ahead at the 2018 Plenipotentiary Conference

Today the Internet Society published a matrix of issues that will be discussed at the International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU)...

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