Measuring the Internet

Increasing the Internet’s reach, reliability, and resilience is a key part of our work.

We need accurate data and analysis on these things to understand how the Internet is evolving. Internet Society Pulse consolidates trusted, third-party Internet measurement data from many sources into a single website.

Launched in 2020, the platform offers insights, data-driven stories, and examines global Internet trends to help journalists, policymakers, technologists, and everyone in-between understand the health, availability, and evolution of the Internet. We currently present metrics on Internet technologies, Internet shutdowns, Internet Resilience, and Internet Centralization.

How Do Internet Shutdowns Affect the World?

In the last few years, there have been dozens of Internet shutdowns in every part of the world, with governments cutting off their residents’ links to the rest of the world. Pulse collects data about these shutdowns and looks at the impact they have on society and the economy.

Growing the Internet

Because we can’t have a thriving Internet without reliable data on the forces shaping it, we’re:

  • Adding new sources to Pulse and developing more partnerships with data and research providers to expand its dataset
  • Presenting more data visualizations, analysis, and data-driven stories
  • Publishing real-world stories of how people’s lives are affected by Internet shutdowns

Get Involved 

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See Where New Technologies Are Being Adopted

See how top websites are adopting security measures.

Follow Shutdown Events around the World

Keep track of where government-mandated shutdowns are happening and why.

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Learn More about Our Data Partners

Explore the different data sources used to provide insight into the Internet.

Find Out How Resilient Your Country’s Internet Is

Find out how your country scores on the Internet Resiliency Index.