Lack of internet connection is keeping billions around the world from coming online. our goal to increase reachability and reliability of the Internet for all.

Building Community Networks to Connect the Unconnected

Community networks (CNs) are a way to bridge the connectivity gap. The Internet Society has a long history of making a difference in this area. To solve the connectivity challenges, we will refocus and increase our efforts to support CN deployments, train local people so they can do the technical work themselves, and build new communities of interest. To encourage the development and deployment of community networks, we’ll also work to change policies and regulations. Community collaboration is at the heart of what we do, and we will expand our efforts by reaching out to communities in need with and through our partners and current communities of interest.