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Internet Society is working closer than ever with its chapters, partners and communities on the front lines of the Internet in the United States and Canada. Together, we’re working to make the Internet a better and more inclusive place for everyone.

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North America news

Could the CARES Act Close the Digital Divide in the United States?
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Growing the Internet 13 April 2020

Could the CARES Act Close the Digital Divide in the United States?

Last week, the U.S. Congress passed the third stimulus bill in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This bill primarily...

Indigenous Connectivity Summit Policy Recommendations: Helping Policymakers Make Inclusive Decisions
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Growing the Internet 8 April 2020

Indigenous Connectivity Summit Policy Recommendations: Helping Policymakers Make Inclusive Decisions

As billions of us move into self-isolation, one thing is crystal clear: Internet access is critical. If anyone of us...

What Does a Global Pandemic Mean for the Internet?
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About Internet Society 8 April 2020

What Does a Global Pandemic Mean for the Internet?

This interview was originally published in Technical.ly. The Internet has long been a connector beyond the physical. Now, it’s the...

Encryption Helps America Work Safely – And That Goes for Congress, Too
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Encryption 31 March 2020

Encryption Helps America Work Safely – And That Goes for Congress, Too

This opinion piece was originally published in The Hill. Over the past month, Americans across the country have adapted to a new...

In New York City, Building a Network While Social Distancing
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Growing the Internet 30 March 2020

In New York City, Building a Network While Social Distancing

NYC Mesh connects people to “critical Internet lifeline” during COVID-19 pandemic As COVID-19 spreads across the globe, cities are...

Minister Bains, Let’s Rethink Canada’s Spectrum Auction
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Growing the Internet 6 March 2020

Minister Bains, Let’s Rethink Canada’s Spectrum Auction

Yesterday’s announcement by the Government of Canada to drive down cell phone prices will only end up costing Canada...

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North America Team

Mark Buell

Regional Vice President - North America

Kellee Elkins

Manager, Community Engagement - North America and the Caribbean

Katie Jordan

Senior Policy Advisor

Elizabeth Oluoch – Do Canto

Senior Policy Advisor, International Institutions and Relations

Our Members

The Internet Society’s North America region currently counts 7,717 individual members, out of whom 3,689 are also members of one of our 10 Chapters in the region. 

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