The Internet Is for Everyone

This vision drives everything we do.

The Internet is a place of possibility and opportunity.

It is where we collaborate and innovate for a better world. Where we share our hopes and strengthen our bonds. It is where we work, learn, and make progress.

We are a global nonprofit organization empowering people to keep the Internet a force for good: open, globally connected, secure, and trustworthy.

We are the Internet Society.

People are at the heart of our mission.

We believe everyone should be able to benefit from an open and trusted Internet.

This value forms the pillars of our work.
Half the world lacks Internet access.

Because everyone should have access to this life-changing resource, we are passionate about closing the digital divide.

The other half is connected.

We advocate across the globe for a trusted Internet, bridging the gap between policymakers and the technical community.

Our global community is made up of thousands of energetic, enthusiastic, and committed individuals, organizations, and volunteers.

They are an unstoppable force and they motivate us in all we do.

These are the inspiring people who make up the Internet Society.


Supporters who share our vision for an open and trusted Internet.

Chapters and SIGs

Connectors who bring members together to make change at the local level.

Organization Members

Doers who partner with us to achieve greater impact.


Advocates who apply their talent, knowledge, and experience for an Internet for everyone.

Board of Trustees

Champions who value our mission above all else, steering us in the right direction.


Influencers who spread awareness about the importance of what we do.

Be a part of the movement.

Founded in 1992 by early Internet pioneers – learn about our history.

Internet Growth image: A participant of Community Networks training program in Ulukhaktok, Northwest Territories, Canada. © Angela Gzowski

Strong Internet image: Delegates at the 4th annual Summit on Community Networks in Africa at the University of Dodoma. © Nyani Quarmyne

Members image: Shea Molloy and Oliver Morf Drilling hardware for installing a litebeam at NYC Mesh installation, 18 October 2019. © Chris Gregory