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North America

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

Encryption Helps America Work Safely – And That Goes for Congress, Too
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Encryption 31 March 2020

Encryption Helps America Work Safely – And That Goes for Congress, Too

This opinion piece was originally published in The Hill. Over the past month, Americans across the country have adapted to a new...

In New York City, Building a Network While Social Distancing
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Growing the Internet 30 March 2020

In New York City, Building a Network While Social Distancing

NYC Mesh connects people to “critical Internet lifeline” during COVID-19 pandemic As COVID-19 spreads across the globe, cities are...

Minister Bains, Let’s Rethink Canada’s Spectrum Auction
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Growing the Internet 6 March 2020

Minister Bains, Let’s Rethink Canada’s Spectrum Auction

Yesterday’s announcement by the Government of Canada to drive down cell phone prices will only end up costing Canada...

Canada’s Innovative Future Relies on Upholding Core Properties of the Capital ‘I’ Internet
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Strengthening the Internet 21 February 2020

Canada’s Innovative Future Relies on Upholding Core Properties of the Capital ‘I’ Internet

As Canada considers how to renew its broadcasting and telecommunications regulatory regime, it should steer clear of recent recommendations...

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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Growing the Internet 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...

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North America Team

Mark Buell

Regional Vice President - North America

Kellee Elkins

Manager, Community Engagement - North America and the Caribbean

Katie Jordan

Senior Policy Advisor

Elizabeth Oluoch – Do Canto

Senior Policy Advisor, International Institutions and Relations

Our Members

The Internet Society’s North America region currently counts 7,717 individual members, out of whom 3,689 are also members of one of our 10 Chapters in the region. 

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