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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.

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Action Plan 2023

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 2022

In a year of upheaval, the Internet connected us to reliable information, social connection, and opportunity. Find out how we addressed threats and connected underserved populations.

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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.

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Global Internet Report (GIR)

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

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Policy Briefs

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

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Global Internet Report 2015

The Global Internet Report 2015 focuses on mobile Internet and presents data that show trends, benefits and challenges as well as recommendations for future of the Internet ...

The Internet and Sustainable Development

An Internet Society contribution to the United Nations discussion on the Sustainable Development Goals and on the 10-year Review of the World Summit on the Information Society. June 2015

Internet Development and Internet Governance in Africa

The global Internet continues to grow at an exponential rate, bringing with it new ways of transacting, communicating, learning, socializing, and transforming just about every aspect of daily life. But ...

Internet Society Position Paper On The WSIS+10 Review

The WSIS+10 Review Process marks the ten-year milestone since the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). The WSIS was a two-phase summit (2003-2005), which defined the issues, policies and ...

Understanding the WSIS+10 Review Process

The United Nations and its 10-year Review of the World Summit on the Information Society in December 2015
The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) was the first ...

Final Report Promoting Child Online Safety in Uganda

We undertook desk research on the current literature on child online safety including current policy and regulatory frameworks in Uganda. Findings from this research were integrated in the survey on ...

Unleashing the Potential of the Internet for ASEAN Economies – Executive Summary

Internet penetration across ASEAN countries however, currently varies from as much as 73% of the population in Singapore to little more than 1% in Myanmar. The consequences of this digital ...

Collaborative Security: An approach to tackling Internet Security issues

NOTE: - A set of PowerPoint slides explaining Collaborative Security is available for use in presentations.
People are what ultimately hold the Internet together. The Internet’s development has been based ...

Internet Governance Survey 2015

Since the very first Internet governance discussions over a decade ago, the Internet Society (ISOC) has been fully engaged in the Internet governance debate. The global Internet community will continue ...

Unleashing the Potential of the Internet for ASEAN Economies

As the ASEAN Economic Community goes into effect this year, this report compares data on Internet connectivity, infrastructure and investment across 10 ASEAN economies and proposes broad and specific measures ...

Permissionless Innovation, Cornerstone of a Successful Internet

In March 2015, former Internet Society Board of Trustee and 2014 Internet Hall of Fame Inductee Prof. dr. Erik Huizer wrote an essay at the request of a Dutch ...

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.