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Building An Internet For Everyone

We recently released Anchoring the African Internet Ecosystem: Lessons from Kenya and Nigeria’s Internet Exchange Points Growth report. It highlights how IXPs play critical role in expanding Internet access and lowering connectivity costs in Africa.

All people are welcome. All skills are needed.

To grow, the Internet needs a strong community behind it. A community where everyone is welcome can lend a hand.

Those who work on this project are continuing work that is core to the Internet Society. We support people who build the Internet.

 We make this happen by:

  • Working in partnership. Through people or organizations, this could not happen without partners.
  • Bringing people together. This could be online, at events, technical workshops, or anywhere where it makes sense.
  • Offering training. You know what works best when it comes to bringing the Internet to your community. We’ll help you hone your skills to do it. 
  • Supporting local and regional Internet organizations

You don’t need a technical background to get involved. Everyone can contribute. It could be laying fibre, installing a switch, creating policy, mobilising communities, or advocating for change. People doing what they do best for the good of the Internet is what it is all about.

Together we will build an Internet for everyone.

Join us!

The Difference You Can Make

The Internet community is a network of people dedicated to connecting their neighbours. You can join them.

Get inspired and see the difference they’re making 

 

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Infrastructure and Community Development 9 July 2020

IXPs: Keeping Local Infrastructure Resilient during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has proven how important a strong Internet infrastructure is. Internet exchange points are a vital part...

Internet Development: IXPN grows traffic by 125 Gbps in 2020
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In the News 8 July 2020

Internet Development: IXPN grows traffic by 125 Gbps in 2020

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Kenya and Nigeria are saving millions of dollars with local exchanges to boost internet speeds
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In the News 8 July 2020

Kenya and Nigeria are saving millions of dollars with local exchanges to boost internet speeds

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Learn About the Internet

What makes the Internet work? Find out about its history and how it’s built.

Connect with Others

Meet people, stay in touch, share ideas, and learn from each other. There’s a whole community of people you can connect with via online networking, training and webinars.

Support the Internet

There are lots of ways to help the Internet become bigger and stronger. 

Learn about Facebook IXP partnership.

Start Building

Roll up your sleeves and start building! Get involved with peering, Internet Exchange Points (IXPs), Community Networks (CNs), and more. The Internet is for everyone and everyone includes you.