The Internet Is for Everyone

This vision drives everything we do.

The Internet is a place of possibility and opportunity. It is where we collaborate and innovate for a better world. Where we share our hopes and strengthen our bonds. It is where we work, learn, and make progress.

We are a global charitable organization empowering people to keep the Internet a force for good: open, globally connected, secure, and trustworthy.

We are the Internet Society. People are at the heart of our mission.

What We Do

We believe everyone should be able to benefit from an open and trusted Internet. This value forms the pillars of our work.

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1 in 3 people lack Internet access.

Because everyone should have access to this life-changing resource, we are passionate about closing the digital divide.

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The rest is connected.

We advocate across the globe for a trusted Internet, bridging the gap between policymakers and the technical community.

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The Internet needs you.

Our programs are designed to empower you to help shape the future path of the Internet.

Who are the inspiring people who make up the Internet Society?

Our global community is made up of thousands of energetic, enthusiastic, and committed individuals, organizations, and volunteers.

They are an unstoppable force and they motivate us in all we do.


Supporters who share our vision for an open and trusted Internet.

Chapters and SIGs

Connectors who bring members together to make change at the local level.

Organization Members

Doers who partner with us to achieve greater impact.

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Advocates who apply their talent, knowledge, and experience for an Internet for everyone.

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Board of Trustees

Champions who value our mission above all else, steering us in the right direction.

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Influencers who spread awareness about the importance of what we do.

Make a big difference with a small contribution.
Support an Internet for everyone.

Founded in 1992 by early Internet pioneers – learn about our history.

We are committed to continued accountability and transparency – see our financials.

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