Welcome to Internet Monitor!

by Rebekah Heacock Jones

Welcome to the new Internet Monitor website! We're excited to share it with you.

This first version of the Internet Monitor platform brings together 15 indicators on Internet access and infrastructure to create the Internet Monitor Access Index, which we've described in detail in "A Hackable Access Index." The platform also includes a range of other data, including from Herdict, the Berkman Center's Mapping Local Internet Control project, the OpenNet Initiative, Morningside Analytics, the United Nations, and the World Bank. The site brings this data—a full list of which is available on our Data page—together with our special report series, annual reports, news, and analysis of current events.

One of the more exciting features of the site is the interactive Access Index, which offers a starting point for further analysis of Internet access conditions in 92 countries. The Index is divided into four categories: Internet adoption, speed and quality, price, and gender equality and education (proxies for the ability of citizens to productively engage in online activity if given the opportunity). We have equally weighted these categories to start, but you can create their own indices by adjusting the weights.  For more information on how to adjust the index, please see our FAQ.

We're delighted you're here, and we're eager to hear your feedback on how the site is working, additional data you'd like to see featured, and more. You can reach out to us through our Contact page. Looking forward to hearing from you!