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.

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Internet Impact Briefs

Shorter reports that analyze how different policies or new technologies may affect what the Internet needs to exist and thrive.

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 4 Report
  • Supported 50 women in five communities to create Internet-based social enterprises that are owned and managed by women.
  • Five communities selected include Baran in Rajasthan, Chanderi and Shivpuri in ...
Kyrgyz Internet Environment Assessment
The objective of this report is to contribute to the Internet development efforts in the Kyrgyz Republic by providing an analysis of the current Internet environment, and by proposing recommendations ...
Internet Society 2014 Annual Review
Learn about Internet Society’s 2014 strategic objectives, accomplishments and highlights to ensure that a vibrant, open, and sustainable Internet is available to everyone ...
Policy Brief: Internet Exchange Points (IXPs)
Internet exchange points (IXPs) can improve Internet quality and affordability in local communities. IXPs help strengthen local Internet connectivity, develop local Internet industry, improve competitiveness, and serve as a hub ...
Policy Brief: Internet Interconnection
The success of the Internet depends on reliable, efficient, and cost-effective interconnections among networks. Governments need to create policy and regulatory environments that remove artificial barriers and foster flexibility in ...
Addressing the challenge of IP spoofing
Nowhere in the basic architecture of the Internet is there a more hideous flaw than in the lack of enforcement of simple SAV (source-address validation) by most gateways.   - Paul ...
Interconnection and Traffic Exchange (ITE) Program Brochure
Available data shows that Africa imports more than 99% of the Internet content consumed creating an Internet Transit Deficit – where significantly less traffic is generated locally than accessed internationally ...
Internet Society Submission to the U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Protection and Promotion of the Right to Freedom of Expression and Opinion Regarding the Use of Encryption and Anonymity in Digital Communications
DATE: 10 FEBRUARY 2015 The Internet Society welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the report that will be prepared by the Special Rapporteur on the protection and promotion of the ...
Barefoot & Connected: Socio-behavioural impact of wireless broadband & digital intervention in a village campus
The Wireless for Communities (W4C) programme has connected rural and remote locations in as many as 38 districts across 18 states of India — and the numbers are growing. One of these ...
Connecting Remote Communities: Wireless for Communities in India
Internet Society 2013 Annual Review
Learn about Internet Society’s 2013 highlights and accomplishments, Internet ecosystem, digital identity, our community and efforts to ensure Internet is for everyone ...
Where Does the Internet Go Next?

The growth of human society has been driven by the development of three key technologies: writing, printing and now the Internet.

From the early scribblings of animals and rituals on ...


IANA Amicus Brief
On September 30, 2016, organizations and individuals within the Internet's technical and business communities filed the attached amicus brief in the lawsuit filed by the Attorney Generals of Arizona, Texas, ...
RW10k: Combating Spam as Network Operators
RW10k: Combating Spam as Network Operators
The Rwanda Information & Communicat ion Technology Association (RICTA) learned a tough lesson in 2016 when their web servers were attacked and used ...
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 ...
Promoting Content In Africa
The vision of the Internet Society is that the Internet is for everyone, everywhere, and to help achieve this aim we have conducted a number of studies of barriers to ...
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 ...

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.