11 April, 2013

ETNO joins the Internet Society [ISOC]

Building on its existing membership network of organisations active in the Internet policy space, ETNO is pleased to announce its membership of the Internet Society. ISOC is a global cause-driven association which engages in a wide spectrum of Internet issues, championing public policies that enable open access and promoting the development, evolution, and use of the Internet for the benefit of all users. With more than 65,000 members and nearly 92 Chapters around the world, as well as more than 145 organisation members, ISOC achieves change through partnership and expertise in policy, technology and communications.

Luigi Gambardella, Executive Board Chairman of ETNO stated: “ETNO appreciates the excellent leadership role that ISOC plays in ensuring that the Internet continues to grow and evolve as a platform for innovation, economic development, and social progress for people around the world.
Having a shared interest in the development of the Internet for the benefit of all, we look forward to being an active member of the organisation and adding our expertise to the debates”.

"Organisation Members are essential to advancing our work to ensure an open, global Internet for everyone," said Walda Roseman, Chief Operating Officer of the Internet Society.  "We bring together corporations, non-profits, trade and professional organisations, foundations, educational institutions, government agencies, and other international groups to provide valuable perspectives on the evolution of the Internet. We welcome ETNO as a new Organisation Member."

Caroline Greer, Regulatory & Public Affairs Manager at ETNO, will be ETNO’s representative on the ISOC Advisory Council which serves as an advisory body to ISOC on matters affecting the general welfare and effectiveness of the global Internet and its users.

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