This paper, Preserving the User Centric Internet, was developed by the Internet Society in 2007. It is intended to clarify for readers the importance of the design values and fundamental principles that have underpinned the Internet’s success. The Internet Society believes that principles such as openness, user choice and control, and edge based intelligence, among others, are central to a thriving Internet and, we believe, will be so for the foreseeable future. In focusing on “user-centricity”, Internet Society is seeking to ensure that the primacy of the user is not forgotten when it comes to new architectures, commercial offerings and policy making.