Keeping a Free and Open Internet Starts at the Root

Dynamics at the Internet’s core erode stakeholder legitimacy and aid Sino-Russian efforts for multilateral control. ​​At the beginning of what became a prolonged process for privatization, the U.S. Government established a framework of fundamental guiding principles for governance of the Internet’s root. These principles were designed to work to preserve a free and open nature […]

Internet hall of fame

Internet Hall of Fame Event

Internet Society is broadcasting live video on 2019 Internet Hall of Fame ceremony. Log in to join the conversation!LIVE2019 Internet Hall of Fame ceremony Friday, September 27th, 2019 at 7:30 PM EDT on internetsocietyThe 2019 Internet Hall of Fame ceremony, held on 27 September, 2019 in San Jose, Costa Rica, will honor 11 new inductees who have made historic contributions to the […]


New Study Finds All-Fiber Deployments to 90% of Households Achievable in Next Decade

Washington, DC (September 10, 2019) — Today, the Fiber Broadband Association and strategy consulting firm Cartesian released a study that explores the costs associated with deploying all-fiber networks to all households across the entire United States. The study finds that: Today, we are on a pace to deploy all-fiber networks to about 50% of US households […]


Big Tech Faces A New Set Of Foes: Nearly All 50 States

Attorneys general from 48 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia are investigating whether Google is engaging in monopolistic behavior. Big tech companies have long rebuffed attempts by the U.S. federal government to scrutinize or scale back their market power. Now they face a scrappy new coalition as well: prosecutors from nearly all 50 […]

Digital Skills

Millennials stand out for their technology use, but older generations also embrace digital life

BY EMILY A. VOGELS Millennials have often led older Americans in their adoption and use of technology, and this largely holds true today. But there has been significant growth in tech adoption since 2012 among older generations – particularly Gen Xers and Baby Boomers. More than nine-in-ten Millennials (93% of those who turn ages 23 to 38 […]


[email protected] Application Round for ICANN67 Is Now Open

LOS ANGELES – 9 September 2019 – Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) began accepting applications for the [email protected] program from regional university students interested in participating in the ICANN67 Public Meeting. ICANN67 is scheduled to be held in Cancún, Mexico from 7 March to 12 March 2020. The application window will […]


Extension for IFF to Sept 12th

The Community Empowerment Program (CEP) application has been beenextended to Thursday, Sept 12 @ 9am EST. Please submit your applicationtoday! CEP is a unique program designed for community builders working at theintersection of human rights and technology, even if their current titleisn’t directly related to community building. This can include, but isnot limited to: * […]