Can We Save the Global Internet?

Expansion of the Internet has slowed. And the next billion users won’t be getting the same global Internet we always took for granted. On one hand, broad-stroke regulations harm the core of how the Internet functions. At the other extreme, Internet shutdowns by governments are on the rise. What they have in common is an attempt to solve social, legal or political challenges by breaking the technologies that make the Internet happen.
This session will map these trends to relevant layers of the Internet, with case studies to explain the unintended effects of imposing local solutions on a global, connected system.
We can revive the Internet – with innovative models for policy making and stakeholder collaboration. Learn how to get involved – and get the Internet up and running again.

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Berhan Taye

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Sally Shipman Wentworth

Internet Society

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