virtual ISP

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virtual ISP

An ISP that uses the facilities and services (servers, switches, backbone, etc.) of a large ISP, but retains its own branding for marketing and billing purposes. Virtual ISPs are often formed to target a specific group, whether by location, profession, language or other subject of common interest. A virtual ISP, also known as an "affinity ISP," might be created for a charity, a church, an entertainer, virtually any group or cause that is popular. After obtaining a sufficient number of customers, a virtual ISP may decide to build its own facilities and operate independently.
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EtcInet's first affinity ISP caters to the passionate and brand loyal community of bowlers, with the launch of http://www.
The launch of AGA's ISP represents a significant opportunity for Onvantage to exhibit its presence in the affinity ISP market," said Ken Raasch, Chairman & CEO of Onvantage.
com works to motivate its branding partners by offering them a share of the revenue stream from the new affinity ISP.
PSINet's commitment helps affirm the value of our distinctive and customized approach to providing global affinity ISP solutions.
online households would switch to a private-label, affinity ISP if provided with an economic incentive to do so.
com's June 21 issue in the Dialogue section, focuses on AvTel's Affinity ISP Program.
AvTel's Affinity ISP program capitalizes on the growing Internet market and increased demand for "e-Business" solutions by offering organizations a specialized Web Portal Site, including a branded e-mail address for their members, that allows them to update members with breaking news and information, and implement programs for added revenue opportunities.
Our Affinity ISP program provides high-quality service and vital organizational communication to its network of members, but also functions as an added fundraising tool for the organization, allowing for additional donation and e-commerce opportunities," said Scott Hall, senior vice president, AvTel Communications.
AvTel's Affinity ISP program is a turnkey solution for affinity organizations in the private and nonprofit sectors offering members a comprehensive Internet services package that includes customized e-mail and Web sites, immediate access to organization news and information, as well as other unique benefits.
The Affinity ISP program allows an organization to offer valuable Internet and telecom services to their members without the burden of creating and managing those services," said Scott Hall, senior vice president of AvTel.
Affinity ISP groups will share in the revenue generated by their members' use of the Internet and other telecommunications services.
NetSalon, which became a public company in August of 2000, delivers turn-key software applications as well as technology and business consulting services and co-branded products to affinity marketing, multi-level marketing (MLM) companies, direct sales organizations and affinity ISPs.