Internet Society


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Internet Society

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(ISOC) A non-profit, professional membership organisation which facilitates and supports the technical evolution of the Internet, stimulates interest in and educates the scientific and academic communities, industry and the public about the technology, uses and applications of the Internet, and promotes the development of new applications for the system. The Society provides a forum for discussion and collaboration in the operation and use of the global Internet infrastructure.

The Internet Society publishes a quarterly newsletter, the Internet Society News, and holds an annual conference, INET. The development of Internet technical standards takes place under the auspices of the Internet Society with substantial support from the Corporation for National Research Initiatives under a cooperative agreement with the US Federal Government.

http://info.isoc.org/.
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Internet Society

(Internet Society, Reston, VA, www.isoc.org) An international membership organization dedicated to extending and enhancing the Internet, founded in 1992. It supports Internet bodies such as the IETF and works with governments, organizations and the general public to promote Internet research, information, education and standards. It also helps developing nations design their Internet infrastructure.
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'In partnership with the American Internet Society we intend to make sure that our country remains literate and competitive in ICT and internet usage because technology knowledge is very low in Botswana,' Mr Chere said.
"The Philippine government's commitment to following the multi-stakeholder model in the development of NICTEF is an exemplary approach and is a model best practice for other countries to consider in their policy development processes," said Rajnesh Singh, chief regional director for Asia Pacific of the Internet Society.
This is where the Internet Society's Middle East Bureau, which includes the Lebanon chapter, attempts to involve the local communities and the society's 4,000 members in the region.
The Internet Society in collaboration with the African Union recently introduced internet infrastructure security guidelines for Africa to help the African Union member states strengthen the security of their local internet infrastructure, through actions at regional, national, Internet Service Provider (ISP) operator and organizational levels.
Considering that the nations of Burundi, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Chad, Congo-Brazzaville, DRC, Uganda, Ethiopia, Niger, Togo, and others have shut down Internet service to their citizens, the Internet Society project is particularly relevant in a quest for open access to information, news and new knowledge development in Africa, and around the world.
ENTERPRISING student Adam Galloway, who backed the ECHO's #iwill campaign, is among 25 young people from around the world being honoured today by the Internet Society in an awards ceremony in Los Angeles, California.
The Internet Society noted in its June 20, 2016 draft letter, a copy of which was obtained by the Inquirer, that PLDT and Globe already had "more than sufficient spectrum" assets to improve services.
"The company has abused its dominant market position and broken the market order for fair play," Xinhua news agency quoted Zhao Zhanling, a legal adviser with the Internet Society of China, as saying.
Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) and number of other ISPs are already on board for Internet Exchange Point to be set up under the control of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and in collaboration with Internet Society (ISOC).
Pictured are, from left: Peter Antoinette, co-founder, president and CEO of Nanocomp Technologies, a prior POY Award winner; Paul Mailhot, vice president of business operations at Dyn and chair of the council's board of directors; Michael Welts, vice president of marketing at Plexxi; Toral Cowieson, senior director of Internet leadership at the Internet Society and the council's vice chair; and Matt Cookson, president of Cookson Strategies and the council's Executive Director.
The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT-Dubai), an American university in Dubai, signed a memorandum of understanding with the Internet Society of the UAE (ISOC-UAE Chapter), the local unit of a global organisation dedicated to ensuring that the Internet stays open, transparent and defined, to establish a strategic partnership and enhance chapter operations within the UAE.

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