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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.

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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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Start a SIG

Start a SIG

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

Indigenous Connectivity Summit Participants Share Their Stories
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Access 13 February 2018

Indigenous Connectivity Summit Participants Share Their Stories

Madeleine Redfern, the mayor of Iqaluit – the largest and only city in Nunavut, Canada – has a colorful...

Community Report: Indigenous Connectivity
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Access 22 January 2018

Community Report: Indigenous Connectivity

The 2017 Indigenous Connectivity Summit (ICS) was the start of a critical conversation about how Indigenous communities can connect...

New Developments in the Net Neutrality Debate
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Public Policy 12 January 2018

New Developments in the Net Neutrality Debate

Democrats in the USA haven’t given up on net neutrality since the FCC voted to repeal the 2015 Open...

Preserving Our Future, One Bit at a Time
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Technology 8 January 2018

Preserving Our Future, One Bit at a Time

“Culture, any culture… depends on the quality of its record of knowledge.” — Don Waters, “‘Preserving Digital Information” Our culture...

From Zero to One Hundred in the Arctic Slope
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Community Networks 28 December 2017

From Zero to One Hundred in the Arctic Slope

In November 2017, the Internet Society hosted the inaugural Indigenous Connectivity Summit in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The event...

Continuing David Vyorst’s Legacy: Recognizing the Next Generation of Open Internet Advocates
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About Internet Society 12 December 2017

Continuing David Vyorst’s Legacy: Recognizing the Next Generation of Open Internet Advocates

Last week we shared the sad news that David Vyorst, the Executive Director of the ISOC-DC chapter and an...

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Mark Buell

Regional Bureau Director, North America

Kellee Elkins

Logistics Coordinator/ Community Development Manager