New round of funding awarded to promote Internet resiliency in disaster response  

30 January 2024
A city impacted by a natural disaster

We are pleased to announce a new round of grant funding to six projects in three countries to promote Internet infrastructure and network resiliency through our Resiliency Grant Program.  Established in 2021, this program supports communities to ensure readiness, maintain and repair Internet infrastructure, and maintain or re-establish connectivity when faced with unexpected events such…

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Announcing our 2023 Research Grantee Cohort: 14 projects examining the future of the Internet 

24 January 2024
Research Program Grantees exchanging ideas

We are delighted to announce the outstanding group of researchers who joined the Internet Society Foundation’s Research Program in 2023. Since 2020, this program has supported researchers worldwide to explore the future and sustainability of the Internet.  These fourteen projects from five countries are collectively generating solutions today to meet the Internet challenges of tomorrow. …

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Five projects awarded funding to advance Internet access and connectivity worldwide 

18 January 2024
Two men work on a communications antenna in front of a blue sky and hills in the background

The Internet Society Foundation is excited to announce the latest round of funding through our Building Opportunities/Leveraging Technologies (BOLT) Grant Program. We have awarded grants to five innovative projects in four countries that aim to advance Internet access and connectivity for communities all over the world. Launched in 2021, the BOLT program provides funding to…

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The Future of the Internet: innovative ideas from our Research Grantee Partners   

13 December 2023

We are thrilled to announce the launch of The Future of the Internet Interview Series. This engaging space offers a window into the minds of our research grant partners, providing insights into the groundbreaking ideas and projects that are helping to shape the future of the Internet.  Introducing “The Future of the Internet” Interview Series …

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Empowering Haiti: How the Internet is Improving Lives in Communities

27 October 2023
Person connecting a Community network

Eunante Pierre is a mother from the commune of Baradères, Nippes, Haiti. Previously, for Eunante, making a simple phone call to her children in the United States or connecting with family members required her to make an arduous trek to the top of a mountain while fending off mosquitoes in the scorching sun. These daily…

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8 lessons on digital human rights from the conference RightsCon 2023 

27 June 2023
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In the rapidly evolving digital landscape, the intersection of technology and human rights has become a critical area of concern. In 2011, Access Now hosted the inaugural RightsCon, then the Silicon Valley Human Rights Conference. What started as a pioneering gathering has since blossomed into a global movement transcending geographical boundaries and bringing together diverse…

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What is digital equity?  

21 June 2023

Two-thirds of the world’s population uses the Internet, but 2.7 billion people remain offline. This means that one in three people cannot benefit from the economic, educational, political, social and health potential of being connected. This article explores the concept of digital equity and its significance in today’s interconnected world. It delves into the definition…

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Privacy and Data Protection: European Standards and Recommendations for Georgia

16 June 2023

By Ketevan Kukava-ISOC Georgia* This article provides a brief overview of the “Data Protection Impact Assessment, European Standards and Recommendations for Georgia” report, funded by the Internet Society Foundation. The views and suggestions presented in this article belong to the author and may not represent the perspectives of the Internet Society Foundation. As a result…

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Internet Poverty Index: more than 1 billion people live in Internet poverty worldwide 

19 May 2023

Access to the Internet has become an indispensable aspect of our modern lives, providing a gateway to information, communication, education, economic development, and social opportunities. However, the recent Internet Poverty Index (IPI) by the World Data Lab findings have revealed a disheartening truth: 15% of the global population cannot afford a minimum mobile Internet package.…

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What are the most used languages on the Internet? 

15 May 2023
Dictionaries and a laptop

The Internet has evolved into a global platform connecting people worldwide. With over 7,000 languages spoken worldwide, it’s unsurprising that multiple languages are used on the Internet. However, English content dominates over half of all written content online, despite only around 16% of the world’s population speaking this language. This blog post will explore the…

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