Resource Library

Everyone should have access to an open and trusted Internet.
Read our reports, papers, and other documents for insight and vision on how we can get there.

Action Plan 2021

The roadmap for our work ahead – let’s join together to support our vision that the Internet is for everyone.

Impact Report 2020

Some of our important work in 2020, highlighting how our community has worked together to to build, promote and defend the Internet.

Global Internet Report (GIR)

From trust to consolidation, access to sustainability, a deep look at the forces shaping our digital future.

Policy Briefs

Our perspective on critical Internet issues, including community networks, encryption, open Internet standards, Internet Exchange Points, and more.

Assessment of the impact of Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) – empirical study of Kenya and Nigeria
This study quantifies for the first time how IXPs enable Kenya and Nigeria to save millions in telecommunications costs and raise additional revenues in these countries while simultaneously speeding local data exchange, ...
Wireless for Communities in India: Phase 1 Impact Assessment Report
  • Developed a model wireless community network that is replicated in the future phases of the W4C programme.
  • Enabled communities' access to the Internet through the Chanderi Weavers Information Resource ...
Wireless for Communities in India: Phase 1 Impact Study Analysis
  • Developed a model wireless community network that is replicated in the future phases of the W4C programme.
  • Enabled communities' access to the Internet through the Chanderi Weavers Information Resource ...
Open Inter-networking
The modern Internet features increasing complexity of uses and demand for bandwidth. The Internet Society believes that an Internet access environment characterized by choice and transparency, ...

Archives

EU Issues Overview – 10 February – 17 February 2017
  • The European Commission’s DG CNECT released a roadmap on the Review of the Commission guidelines on the assessment of significant market power (SMP) under the regulatory framework for electronic communications networks ...
EU Issues Overview – 3 February – 10 February 2017
  • Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia jointly signed a 5-page position paper this week, outlining their position on the telecoms reform.
  • Regarding the use of spectrum bands for ...
Basic Project Management
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Unleashing the Internet in the Caribbean: Removing Barriers to Connectivity and Stimulating Better Access in the Region
The nations of the Caribbean region are scattered over an area of more than 2.75 million square kilometres. These small, developing countries are mostly isolated from each other by the ...
EU Issues Overview – 27 January – 3 February 2017
  • European institutions reached an informal deal this week on a 90 percent drop in maximum wholesale roaming prices. They will be capped at €7.75 per gigabyte from June 15, ...
2016 Cyber Incident & Breach Readiness Guide

The cyber threat landscape has changed dramatically over the past twelve months, with the definition of incidents expanding significantly beyond reported data breaches. Organizations large and small have been the ...

Flow of information of the follow-up of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)
- 6 January 2017 -
Since the Tunis Summit, the Internet Society has been actively involved in supporting the implementation of the targets, recommendations and commitments of the WSIS as ...
A Vision for Trusted Email

Since the introduction of email over 45 years ago, email has become ubiquitous for individuals, businesses and governments worldwide. The total number of worldwide email accounts is expected to exceed ...

State of DNSSEC Deployment 2016
This report provides a snapshot of the state of deployment of DNSSEC as of the end of 2016. Please download the full report to view all of the information, charts and conclusions ...
EU Issues Overview – 3 December – 9 December 2016
  • The German-French letter called for reinforced cooperation between law enforcement agencies and electronic communications service providers. Originally dated 28 October, the letter was subject to discussion during the Justice and Home Affairs ...
EU Issues Overview – 19 November – 25 November 2016
  • The German-French letter called for reinforced cooperation between law enforcement agencies and electronic communications service providers. Originally dated 28 October, the letter was subject to discussion during the Justice and Home Affairs ...
EU Issues Overview – 26 November – 2 December 2016
  • memo published by the Maltese outlined priorities for its forthcoming presidency, including concluding the wholesale mobile roaming review; progressing the European Commission plan to expand wireless Internet access; reach political agreement on cross-border parcel delivery and ...

Organization Reports

On annual basis, we publish annual reports (an Action Plan and Impact Report), as well as financial reports, annual financial statements, and Form 990s.