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access provider

[′ak‚ses prə‚vīd·ər]
(computer science)

access provider

An organization that lets users gain entrance to a network, typically the Internet. It generally refers to a smaller Internet service provider (ISP) rather than a UUNET or MCI, which would be called a "service provider." See ISP and service provider.
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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.
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.
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IP-Telephony access providers cannot compromise carrier call quality," said Oded Tubias, LEAD-IP Systems' product manager.
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Edgix, the first Edge Services Provider (ESP), offering managed infrastructure services to broadband access providers worldwide, today announced that chello broadband has signed a definitive agreement to deploy Edgix's edgeMedia(SM) managed network caching service to deliver Web content across its global network of cable head ends in Europe and Latin America.
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