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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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Say no to Internet shutdowns and content filtering

Say no to Internet shutdowns and content filtering

Internet shutdowns cause major social and economic damage. We need to help governments understand shutdowns are not the solution! Here’s...

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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

ISOC hosts successful inaugural Indigenous Connectivity Summit
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Community Networks 17 November 2017

ISOC hosts successful inaugural Indigenous Connectivity Summit

If U.S. Senator of New Mexico Tom Udall’s call that “we must do better” to ensure connectivity in Indigenous...

[VP of SFBay Area ISOC Chapter] Fatema Kothari Named to FCC’s Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment
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In the news 18 October 2017

[VP of SFBay Area ISOC Chapter] Fatema Kothari Named to FCC’s Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment

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Indigenous Connectivity Summit Sheds Light on Ways in Which Indigenous Communities Bridge the Digital Divide
Press Releases 18 October 2017

Indigenous Connectivity Summit Sheds Light on Ways in Which Indigenous Communities Bridge the Digital Divide

Two-day Event will Facilitate Conversation between Individuals and Organizations Committed to Bringing the Internet to Indigenous Communities Throughout North...

On Approaches to Internet Security, Cybersecurity, and the Path Forward
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Security 16 October 2017

On Approaches to Internet Security, Cybersecurity, and the Path Forward

On 5 October, I had the pleasure of speaking at the New York Metro Joint Cyber Security Conference, which...

Strong Encryption Is Essential to Our Security, Not a Barrier
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Encryption 13 October 2017

Strong Encryption Is Essential to Our Security, Not a Barrier

Encryption technologies help protect user data from theft and they help secure critical infrastructure and services that societies depend...

By Indigenous Communities, for Indigenous Communities
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Community Networks 3 October 2017

By Indigenous Communities, for Indigenous Communities

At the Internet Society, we believe that the Internet is for everyone. We’re standing by that belief by supporting...

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Mark Buell

Regional Bureau Director, North America

Kellee Elkins

Logistics Coordinator/ Community Development Manager