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Internet Society is working closer than ever with its chapters, partners and communities on the front lines of the Internet in the United States and Canada. Together, we’re working to make the Internet a better and more inclusive place for everyone.

You can read stories from our North America Chapters here.

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Building trust online

We help lawmakers make good decisions for the Internet.

Advancing Indigenous Connectivity

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Leading IoT Security

We help leaders and countries build security into our connected future.

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Promoting a healthy Internet

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Shaping the future

We help make sure everyone can have a say in the future of the Internet.

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Supporting young leaders

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North America news

Owning Your Keys: The Technical and Human Side of Encryption
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Encryption 5 November 2019

Owning Your Keys: The Technical and Human Side of Encryption

Ever wonder if your next doctor’s appointment will result in jail time? Luckily most of us never have to...

‘These Are Our First Roadways’: Internet Access and Self-Determination in Pu’uhonua O Waimanalo
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Connecting the World 14 October 2019

‘These Are Our First Roadways’: Internet Access and Self-Determination in Pu’uhonua O Waimanalo

The establishment of Pu‘uhonua o Waimānalo in 1994 was a significant milestone in the native Hawaiian movement to regain...

U.S. Presidential Campaigns Struggle With Cybersecurity
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In the News 14 October 2019

U.S. Presidential Campaigns Struggle With Cybersecurity

U.S. News & World Report
Most presidential candidates’ websites don’t do enough to protect visitors’ privacy, report says
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In the News 10 October 2019

Most presidential candidates’ websites don’t do enough to protect visitors’ privacy, report says

Boston Globe
Beyond the Palm Trees: Local Action Key to Fast, Affordable and Reliable Internet Solutions in Rural Hawai’i
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Community Networks 30 August 2019

Beyond the Palm Trees: Local Action Key to Fast, Affordable and Reliable Internet Solutions in Rural Hawai’i

To many North Americans, Hawai’i is a place of beaches, resorts, surfing, rainforests, and volcanoes — it’s a vacation...

Day Zero 2019: Bringing Together Young People to Talk about Internet Governance
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Internet Governance 16 August 2019

Day Zero 2019: Bringing Together Young People to Talk about Internet Governance

As we work to foster the multistakeholder model in Internet governance, we must include the voices of youth. They’ve...

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North America Team

Mark Buell

Regional Bureau Director, North America

Bethany Davis

Administrative Assistant - North America

Kellee Elkins

Regional Community Engagement Manager, North America

Katie Jordan

Senior Policy Advisor, North America

Our Members

The Internet Society’s North America region currently counts 7,643 individual members, out of whom 3,647 are also members of one of our 10 Chapters in the region. 

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