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Our mission

Vision

The Internet is for everyone.

Mission

The Internet Society supports and promotes the development of the Internet as a global technical infrastructure, a resource to enrich people’s lives, and a force for good in society.

Our work aligns with our goals for the Internet to be open, globally-connected, secure, and trustworthy. We seek collaboration with all who share these goals.

Together, we focus on:

  • Building and supporting the communities that make the Internet work;
  • Advancing the development and application of Internet infrastructure, technologies, and open standards; and
  • Advocating for policy that is consistent with our view of the Internet

Highlights of Activities

To help achieve our mission, the Internet Society:

  • Facilitates open development of standards, protocols, administration, and the technical infrastructure of the Internet.
  • Supports education in developing countries specifically, and wherever the need exists.
  • Promotes professional development and builds community to foster participation and leadership in areas important to the evolution of the Internet.
  • Provides reliable information about the Internet.
  • Provides forums for discussion of issues that affect Internet evolution, development and use in technical, commercial, societal, and other contexts.
  • Fosters an environment for international cooperation, community, and a culture that enables self-governance to work.
  • Serves as a focal point for cooperative efforts to promote the Internet as a positive tool to benefit all people throughout the world.
  • Provides management and coordination for on-strategy initiatives and outreach efforts in humanitarian, educational, societal, and other contexts.