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North America

The North America bureau works with chapters to cultivate expert communities in the United States and Canada, collaborate with regional policy makers, and build access for unserved and underserved communities.

Regional focus

Keeping the Internet Open and Accessible

Development and Deployment of Internet Technologies

Challenges of the Digital Economy

Content Diversity

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By connecting the world, working with others, and advocating for equal access to the Internet, the Internet Society strives to make the world a better place.

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How to start a Special Interest Group The application and charter process is the same as for Internet Society Chapters, so...

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North America news

Make It Equal: Celebrating Women Who Are Making a Difference
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Women In Tech 20 September 2018

Make It Equal: Celebrating Women Who Are Making a Difference

On 22nd September, 22 women will join a growing community of people who believe in a world of equal opportunity...

Learning by Doing: Have You Heard of the Suusamyr Community Network in Kyrgyzstan?
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Community Networks 19 September 2018

Learning by Doing: Have You Heard of the Suusamyr Community Network in Kyrgyzstan?

Last week, the Internet Society together with our Kyrgyz chapter and the wider local community held discussions about Internet...

Third Summit on Community Networks in Africa a Success
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Community Networks 18 September 2018

Third Summit on Community Networks in Africa a Success

Last week was an exceptionally exciting week for the African Regional Bureau as we successfully held, in partnership with...

The Week in Internet News: Facebook to Fact-Check Videos and Photos
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Technology 17 September 2018

The Week in Internet News: Facebook to Fact-Check Videos and Photos

Fight against fakes: Facebook plans to fact-check videos and photos posted on the social media platform in an effort...

Celebrating One Year With Our New Website
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About Internet Society 14 September 2018

Celebrating One Year With Our New Website

It is hard for me to believe, but it was one year ago today that we launched this new...

From Idea to Action: Beyond the Net Selects 15 Amazing Chapter Projects!
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Beyond the Net 14 September 2018

From Idea to Action: Beyond the Net Selects 15 Amazing Chapter Projects!

The Beyond the Net Funding Programme is pleased to announce the results of our 2018 grant cycle. A total...

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North America Team

Mark Buell

Regional Bureau Director, North America

Kellee Elkins

Community Development Manager, North America

Katie Watson

Policy Advisor, North America