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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

Latest U.S. ‘Anti-Encryption’ Bill Threatens Security of Millions
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Encryption 7 July 2020

Latest U.S. ‘Anti-Encryption’ Bill Threatens Security of Millions

The Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act recently introduced to U.S. Congress may be the worse in a recent...

The Internet “Just Works”: The EARN IT Act Threatens That and More
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Encryption 3 July 2020

The Internet “Just Works”: The EARN IT Act Threatens That and More

When the EARN IT Act was introduced in March 2020, technologists, civil society organizations, academics, and even a former...

Republicans Who Don’t Understand Encryption Introduce Bill to Break It
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In the News 26 June 2020

Republicans Who Don’t Understand Encryption Introduce Bill to Break It

Digital Munition
The Cybersecurity 202: Democrats and Republicans unite to push for a new cybersecurity czar
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In the News 26 June 2020

The Cybersecurity 202: Democrats and Republicans unite to push for a new cybersecurity czar

The Washington Post
There’s free Wi-Fi in Sandtown now. Here’s which city neighborhood will gain connectivity next.
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In the News 12 June 2020

There’s free Wi-Fi in Sandtown now. Here’s which city neighborhood will gain connectivity next.

Baltimore Business Journal
COVID-19 Response Must Include Massive Funding for Fiber-Optic Internet Access
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Community Networks 2 June 2020

COVID-19 Response Must Include Massive Funding for Fiber-Optic Internet Access

By now, many of us are realizing we’ve been taking access to basic things for granted, such as social...

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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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