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.

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Impact Report 2021

As the world is shifting, we need the Internet more than ever. Learn what the Internet Society is doing to help ensure no one is left behind.

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.

Wireless for Communities in India: Phase 3 Report
  • Deployed wireless networks in another three communities - Giridih in Jharkand, Mandla in Madhya Pradesh and Nangaon in North Tripura.
  • Conducted 24 training workshops in targeted communities from previous ...
Wireless for Communities: A Case Book
This publication documents the experience and lessons from remote communities that have established wireless networks under the Wireless for Communities (W4C) programme in India. The casebook highlights the impact of ...
Connectivity in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Role of Internet Exchange Points
This report takes stock of the development of Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) in Latin America and the Caribbean, documenting best practices in four selected cases: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Ecuador ...
Wireless Training Manual
A Summary Report: Promoting the Use of Internet Exchange Points
Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) are vital elements of Internet infrastructure that enable networks to exchange traffic with each other. Multiple Internet service providers (ISPs) can connect at a single IXP, ...
Internet Accessibility: Internet use by persons with disabilities: Moving Forward
Through this paper, the Internet Society wishes to expand our work with everyone in the Internet community to improving persons with disabilities' access to the Internet. If the appropriate Internet ...
Wireless for Communities in India: Phase 2 Report
  • Introduced the W4C to Bangladesh and Bhutan through training of trainers workshops.
  • Deployed wireless networks in Tura in Meghalaya, and Baran and Tilonia in Rajasthan.
  • Connected 10 community information ...
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 ...
The Internet Society is a U.S. 501(c)3 tax-exempt charitable organization
The Internet Society is a 501(c) 3 tax-exempt charitable organization formed under the District of Columbia Non-Profit Corporation Act ...
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, ...


Support for the timely transition of IANA Stewardship
September 12, 2016
The Honorable Charles Grassley
Chairman, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary 135 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510
The Honorable Ted Cruz
Chairman, Subcommittee on ...
A policy framework for an open and trusted Internet
This policy framework provides an approach for addressing the complexities of building trust in an open environment such as the Internet ...
2016 Honor Roll Methodology

The 2016 Online Trust Audit has evolved over the past 8 years and includes a composite analysis focusing on three major categories; a company’s consumer protection, data and site security ...

2016 Online Trust Honor Roll Leaders

2016 Consumer Brands - Honor Roll Recipients

“Trust is the foundation of the digital economy.  The OTA’s Online Trust Audit reinforces the need for all organizations to invest in ...

2016 Online Trust Audit – Industry Support
2016 Online Trust Audit and Honor Roll

The primary goal of the Audit and report is to help drive the adoption of best practices and provide prescriptive tools and resources to aid companies in enhancing their security, ...

Policy Brief: Encryption
Encryption technologies enable Internet users to protect the confidentiality of their data and communications from unwanted observation and intrusion ...

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.