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The North America bureau works with chapters to cultivate expert communities in the United States and Canada, collaborate with regional policy makers, and build access for unserved and underserved communities.

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Keeping the Internet Open and Accessible

Development and Deployment of Internet Technologies

Challenges of the Digital Economy

Content Diversity

Indigenous Connectivity

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By connecting the world, working with others, and advocating for equal access to the Internet, the Internet Society strives to make the world a better place.

Say no to Internet shutdowns and content filtering

Say no to Internet shutdowns and content filtering

Internet shutdowns cause major social and economic damage. We need to help governments understand shutdowns are not the solution! Here’s...

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What is an Internet Society Chapter? Internet Society Chapters are communities of like-minded people who work together to run...

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Start a SIG

How to start a Special Interest Group The application and charter process is the same as for Internet Society Chapters, so...

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Take an online course

Take an online course to learn more about Internet technologies and policies, including Internet governance, spam, networking and IPv6.

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North America news

My Privacy Online: Championing Trust in the Era of IoT
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Privacy 28 January 2019

My Privacy Online: Championing Trust in the Era of IoT

Data Privacy Day is a little like celebrating the anniversary of your first date. They are both a yearly...

Investing in Indigenous Connectivity Is an Investment in Our Future Online
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Community Networks 7 January 2019

Investing in Indigenous Connectivity Is an Investment in Our Future Online

There’s one New Year’s resolution we can bank on to improve the health and livelihoods of millions of people...

Meeting Four of the Canadian Multistakeholder Process: Enhancing IoT Security
Internet of Things (IoT) 19 November 2018

Meeting Four of the Canadian Multistakeholder Process: Enhancing IoT Security

The Canadian Multistakeholder Process: Enhancing IoT Security meeting takes place in Ottawa today, November 20th, from 1PM-5PM EST. This...

U.S. R&E Community Embraces Routing Security
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Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) 14 November 2018

U.S. R&E Community Embraces Routing Security

The Internet Society participated in a Routing Security Workshop that was held during the Internet2 Technology Exchange 2018 on...

Native Americans Create a Connected Future
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In the News 1 November 2018

Native Americans Create a Connected Future

The Housing Assistance Council's Rural Voices
Human Connection Frames Success of 2018 Indigenous Connectivity Summit
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Community Networks 18 October 2018

Human Connection Frames Success of 2018 Indigenous Connectivity Summit

The Internet is an incredible tool that can help amplify voices that may not otherwise be heard. But when...

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North America Team

Mark Buell

Chief Regional Bureau Director, North America

Bethany Davis

Administrative Assistant - North America

Kellee Elkins

Community Development Manager, North America

Katie Jordan

Policy Advisor, North America