Internet Society (ISOC)

The Internet Society is a global cause-driven organisation with offices around the world, governed by a diverse Board of Trustees that is dedicated to ensuring that the internet stays open, transparent and defined by users. While the Internet Society is not a membership-driven organisation, it has a growing number of members and chapters that have chosen to join the Internet Society to share its mission and to promote the open development, evolution and use of the internet for the benefit of all people throughout the world. In 2012, ISOC provided APC with travel funds to support the participation of African civil society in the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT). In 2013 and 2016 ISOC supported the African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG).

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 9
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 9 30 August 2018

Welcome to the ninth monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

Community networks and the art of the tightrope walker: Challenges, achievements and experiences that go beyond access
Community networks and the art of the tightrope walker: Challenges, achievements and experiences that go beyond access 06 August 2018 APCNews

During the second day of the Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Internet Governance Forum in Buenos Aires, Valeria Betancourt moderated a panel of experts dealing with the theme of "Challenges, achievements and experiences of community network management in Latin America."

Gender and community networks: Building a movement around community networks and gender equality
Gender and community networks: Building a movement around community networks and gender equality 02 August 2018 Nic Bidwell and Kathleen Diga

The community networks ecosystem is predominantly occupied by men. Due to the lack of gender diversity and parity, we lack the valuable perspectives of women in these debates, and the lack of visibility of female role models creates a barrier for others to become active in these spaces.

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 8
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 8 26 July 2018

Welcome to the eighth monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 7
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 7 27 June 2018

Welcome to the seventh monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 6
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 6 24 May 2018

Welcome to the sixth monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 5
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 5 26 April 2018

Welcome to the fifth monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 4
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 4 28 March 2018

Welcome to the fourth monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 3
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 3 22 February 2018

Welcome to the third monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

Joint comments to the Innovation, Science and Economic Development’s Consultation on the Technical and Policy Framework for White Space Devices in Canada
Joint comments to the Innovation, Science and Economic Development’s Consultation on the Technical and Policy Framework for White Space Devices in Canada 16 February 2018 APC and Internet Society

In this joint submission, APC and the Internet Society propose community network operators as a viable solution to reduce the disparity in broadband internet access affecting Canadians, predominantly from rural, remote, and Indigenous communities.

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