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About the Internet Society

Founded in 1992 by Internet pioneers, the Internet Society (ISOC) is a global non-profit organization working to ensure the Internet remains a force for good for everyone. Through its community of members, special interest groups, and 120+ chapters around the world, the organization defends and promotes Internet policies, standards, and protocols that keep the Internet open, globally connected, trustworthy, and secure.

Resources

Internet Society Fact Sheet

We work towards reaching our vision by building, promoting, and defending
a bigger and stronger Internet.

(last updated in Sep 2020)

Impact Report

We present some of our important work in 2019, highlighting four projects that had a significant effect on the development of the Internet.

Action Plan 2021

Read the Internet Society’s roadmap for our work ahead – and let’s join together to support our vision that the Internet is for everyone.

Brief History of the Internet

Read about the origins of the Internet written by the Internet pioneers (published in 1997).

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Other Digital Assets

Watch our 60 sec video available in four languages, download core assets and find the collections of photos of our work around the globe.

Press Releases

Internet Society Announces $1M in Grant Funding to Expand Internet Access to Underserved Communities in the Southeastern United States
Growing the Internet 19 January 2021

Internet Society Announces $1M in Grant Funding to Expand Internet Access to Underserved Communities in the Southeastern United States

The Internet Society announced a new grant program, Expanding Potential in Communities, or Truist EPIC Grant, to support broadband...

Two Thirds of People Worldwide Are Not Confident in Politicians Regulating the Internet
Strengthening the Internet 9 December 2020

Two Thirds of People Worldwide Are Not Confident in Politicians Regulating the Internet

Washington, DC – 9 December, 2020 – As governments around the world plan moves to implement tighter controls over...

The Internet Society and IETF Announce New Strategic Agreement to Support Ongoing Work on Open Standards
IETF 30 November 2020

The Internet Society and IETF Announce New Strategic Agreement to Support Ongoing Work on Open Standards

Washington, DC – 30 November 2020 – The Internet Society and the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) today announced...

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Internet Society in Numbers

global members who can join local chapters, participate in online forums, and attend events.

Chapters and Special Interest Groups in 105 countries are comprised of local volunteers who run programs and activities that support our principles and mission.

Organization Members are companies and organizations from the technology community, business, academia, and the not-for-profit sector.

Internet Society in the News

Help Net Security
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Shaping the Internet's Future 26 January 2021

Internet Society Foundation awards $1M to projects that examine the future and sustainability of the internet

Help Net Security
CircleID
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25 January 2021

Nominations Open for Public Interest Registry (PIR) Board of Directors

CircleID
Global Security Mag
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Strengthening the Internet 25 January 2021

Why the public should rightly be dissatisfied with new legislation around data sharing

Global Security Mag
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Statements

Internet Society Files Brief Arguing U.S. WeChat Ban Would Damage Internet, Harm Users
Strengthening the Internet 7 December 2020

Internet Society Files Brief Arguing U.S. WeChat Ban Would Damage Internet, Harm Users

On Friday 4 December 2020, the Internet Society, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Center for Democracy & Technology...

Internet Society Warns against Any Potential Repeal of U.S. Intermediary Liability Protections
Internet Way of Networking 3 December 2020

Internet Society Warns against Any Potential Repeal of U.S. Intermediary Liability Protections

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (47 U.S.C. § 230) is the pivotal provision of law in the...

Internet Society: Russia’s Proposal Would Weaken the Internet, Make It Less Secure
Open Standards Everywhere 23 September 2020

Internet Society: Russia’s Proposal Would Weaken the Internet, Make It Less Secure

Media reports that proposed Russian legislation would ban certain kinds of encrypted Internet connections are part of a worrying...

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Senior Executive Leadership Team

Andrew Sullivan
Andrew Sullivan

President and Chief Executive Officer

Jane Coffin

Senior Vice President, Internet Growth

Joe Hall head shot
Joseph Lorenzo Hall

Senior Vice President, Strong Internet

Rinalia Abdul Rahim
Rinalia Abdul Rahim

Senior Vice President, Strategy, Communications and Engagement

Sally Shipman Wentworth

Senior Vice President, Project Staff

Sandy Spector

Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Business Operations

Leading image: Laura Salm-Reifferscheidt interviewing Godfrey Chimbwanda (53), District Schools Inspector, in Murambinda, Zimbabwe on 24 May 2018. © Internet Society / Nyani Quarmyne / Panos Pictures