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 2022

Our roadmap for tackling the threats and challenges for today’s Internet as we look to grow and strengthen it for future generations.

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.

How To Protect the Internet from Becoming the Splinternet
The splinternet is the idea that the open, globally connected Internet we all use splinters into a collection of isolated networks controlled by governments or corporations ...
Internet Impact Brief: South Korea’s Interconnection Rules
Read how a series of enacted and proposed revisions of Telecommunications Business Act in South Korea affect further Internet development ...
Community Network Readiness Assessment Handbook
Find out if a community is ready to deploy and maintain a community network, and take steps to plan and build one ...
Quick Analysis – The Impact of Efforts to Disconnect Russia from the Internet
Read how some of the proposals and actions to disconnect Russia impact the global Internet ...
Internet Impact Brief: Impact of Ukraine’s Requests to Block Russia’s Access to the Internet
Learn how politically motivated actions to prevent people from accessing the global Internet would cause significant harm to the open, globally connected, secure and trustworthy Internet ...
Internet Impact Brief: How Refusing Russian Networks Will Impact the Internet
Read how actions to block networks from accessing the global Internet cause significant harm what the Internet needs to exist and thrive, and the ability of people to use it ...
Path to 2025
A strategy that advances our enduring vision: The Internet is for everyone ...
Internet Impact Brief: Bangladesh: Regulation for Digital, Social Media and OTT Platforms, 2021
Finds that the provisions outlined in the draft regulation could have serious repercussions on the usefulness of the Internet for Bangladesh and its people ...
Impact of COVID-19 on the Internet Ecosystem in Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Pakistan
Internet performance was negatively affected in Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Pakistan during the lockdown period of the COVID-19 pandemic ...
Huawei’s “New IP” Proposal – Frequently Asked Questions
What is "New IP" Proposal, who is promoting and supporting it, what are the key concerns about it and other questions and answers about this proposal ...
Internet Impact Brief: Nigeria’s Protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulation Bill 2019
Finds that implementing the regulatory measures described in the proposed Protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulation Bill 2019 would negatively affect the performance, resilience, trustworthiness and security of the Internet ...
Internet Impact Brief: Cambodia National Internet Gateway
Outlines how the decree would undermine three of five critical properties of the Internet Way of Networking and negatively impact all four of the qualities that maximize the Internet’s potential ...

Archives

ITU World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly 2020 Issues Matrix

The chart available in the PDF version of the document summarizes the proposed changes to Internet related WTSA-16 resolutions (including new resolutions) in an effort to identify issues, areas ...

Internet Governance in the Middle East and North Africa
The Internet is a ‘network of networks’ made up of tens of thousands of networks that interconnect and route traffic efficiently between end points. While the interconnections and routing of ...
Fact Sheet: Does quantum computing put our digital security at risk?
A paper explaining how quantum computing and encryption are related ...
Info Guide: Virtual schooling: 11 ways to keep your child safe online
Take a look through our back-to-school checklist that aims to help you, as a parent or guardian, make sure your child stays safe while learning online ...
Policy Toolkit on IoT Security and Privacy
The Policy Toolkit on IoT Security and Privacy is a practical resource for policymakers and regulators to strengthen the security and privacy of IoT systems to protect individuals, businesses and ...
ITU World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly 2020: Background Paper
This background paper is intended to provide the Internet Society community and interested parties with an outline of the objectives and key issues concerning the Internet to be addressed at ...
Internet Infrastructure Security Guidelines for the Arab States
As many Arab states continue to modernize and diversify their economies with a focus on digital services, trade and e-government, both the opportunities and threats of the Internet are amplified ...
The Road to Deployment: Network Time Security
The presentation by Karen ‘O’Donoghue at LACNIC 33 ...
Policy Brief: Internet Shutdowns
An Internet shutdown can be defined as an “intentional disruption of Internet or electronic communications, rendering them inaccessible or effectively unusable, for a specific population or within a location often ...
Internet Society Position on Internet Shutdowns
The Internet Society believes Internet shutdowns harm societies, economies, and the global Internet infrastructure ...
A Multi-Stakeholder Model in ICT Policymaking
The multistakeholder model, an established approach for Internet governance, lends itself to ideal use in policymaking for the digital era--an environment that is increasingly made up of various actors that ...
Security Factsheet: Keeping Your Workplace Safe Online
For many of us the Internet is a staple in our day-to-day lives – especially at our jobs. But did you know that by simply connecting your device to WiFi ...

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.