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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.

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North America news

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...

Playing Politics with Section 230 Makes the Internet Weaker, Not Stronger
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Internet Way of Networking 29 May 2020

Playing Politics with Section 230 Makes the Internet Weaker, Not Stronger

This opinion piece was originally published in The Hill. Thursday the president of the United States signed an executive order...

For Tribal Lands Ravaged by COVID-19, Broadband Access Is a Matter of Life and Death
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Community Networks 15 May 2020

For Tribal Lands Ravaged by COVID-19, Broadband Access Is a Matter of Life and Death

This opinion piece was originally published in Arizona Central. If anyone doubted the importance of the Internet before the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Could the CARES Act Close the Digital Divide in the United States?
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Growing the Internet 13 April 2020

Could the CARES Act Close the Digital Divide in the United States?

Last week, the U.S. Congress passed the third stimulus bill in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This bill primarily...

Indigenous Connectivity Summit Policy Recommendations: Helping Policymakers Make Inclusive Decisions
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Growing the Internet 8 April 2020

Indigenous Connectivity Summit Policy Recommendations: Helping Policymakers Make Inclusive Decisions

As billions of us move into self-isolation, one thing is crystal clear: Internet access is critical. If anyone of us...

What Does a Global Pandemic Mean for the Internet?
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About Internet Society 8 April 2020

What Does a Global Pandemic Mean for the Internet?

This interview was originally published in Technical.ly. The Internet has long been a connector beyond the physical. Now, it’s the...

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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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