This U.S. industry comprises establishments known as Internet service providers. Establishments in this industry provide clients access to the Internet and generally provide related services such as web hosting, web page designing, and hardware or software consulting related to Internet connectivity. Establishments in this industry may provide local, regional, or national coverage for clients or provide backbone services (except telecommunications carriers) for other Internet service providers. Internet service providers have the equipment and telecommunication network access required for a point-of-presence on the Internet.
Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in--
- Publishing or broadcasting exclusively on the Internet--are classified in Industry 516110, Internet Publishing and Broadcasting
- Web hosting--are classified in Industry 518210, Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services;
- Designing web sites for others on a fee basis--are classified in U.S. Industry 541511, Custom Computer Programming Services; and
- Providing telecommunications related consulting services--are classified in U.S. Industry 541618, Other Management Consulting Services.