internet service provider

(redirected from Access provider)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia.
Related to Access provider: Competitive Access Provider

internet service provider (ISP)

a person who provides the large computing systems and data storage required for other users to connect to the network of computers connected by a common protocol. In the law of the European Union an ISP provides information society services. To facilitate the function of those like ISPS special defences have been given to them to protect them from the claims for damages or prosecutions which could otherwise paralyse their business or divert others from entering. See e.g. CACHING, CONDUIT or HOSTING.
References in periodicals archive ?
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- The ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) has presented a bill to Parliament stipulating fines and prison sentences for Internet service and access providers that do not block access to website content deemed illegal, a move which is likely to start a controversy, the Turkish media reported on Thursday.
The complex interrelationships among all these decisions are illustrated by Figure 2, in which the profit for an access provider is plotted against its price and the price set by the content provider.
On CompuServe, you can get lists of access providers by going to the Internet New Users Forum and searching the libraries using the key word "provider.
Whitfield spent eight months searching for an access provider that offered integrated databases.
Norway-based Taide was established in 1991 and has become one of the largest global Internet access providers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
IP-Telephony access providers cannot compromise carrier call quality," said Oded Tubias, LEAD-IP Systems' product manager.
NDS was one of the first conditional access providers to be granted certification by the Telecommunications Technology Association (TTA) of Korea.
Telecom Fiji is Fiji's largest telephony access provider and serves an expanding population of more than 100,000 Public Switched Telephone Network customers to date.
The growth in the number and types of access providers attests to the value of this market.
The appointment of Reini Florin comes during a time of significant expansion for Axerra Networks, whose award-winning Pseudo-Wire solutions are being deployed worldwide by mobile wireless operators, cable MSOs, competitive access providers and incumbent carriers.
Disturbed by unbridled promotion of "racism, anti-Semitism, mayhem and violence" on the Internet, the Simon Wiesenthal Center urged Internet access providers and universities Tuesday to ban those with "an agenda of hate or violence.