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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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"42 By its third question, the referring court asks, essentially, whether the fundamental rights recognised by EU law must be interpreted as precluding a court injunction prohibiting an internet service provider from allowing its customers access to a website placing protected subject-matter online without the agreement of the rightholders when that injunction does not specify the measures which that access provider must take and when that access provider can avoid incurring coercive penalties for breach of that injunction by showing that it has taken all reasonable measures.
According to the bill, Internet service providers will be fined while Internet access providers will be sentenced to prison if they do not remove content which is deemed to be illegal.
Boingo, a current WiFi access provider, charges about $50 per month for unlimited usage.
The high-speed wireless Internet access provider went down for the count in late 2001, but has re-emerged re-fleshed and re-funded in Denver and has rollout plans for San Diego.
To access the service, users must first subscribe to an Internet access provider that will connect them to the fiber-optic network.
The Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HWP) has selected Tutopia.com as their free access provider in Latin America for the launch of its new HP Pavilion Computer.
In today's Internet environment, it's not the speed of the computer that causes delay; it's the poky modem and network and dawdling Internet access provider, they say.
So-net is an Internet access provider with 1.2 million subscribers.
to form a jointly named Internet access provider. The deal includes several cross-marketing initiatives including offering AOL software at Wal-Mart stores and an agreement to promote the joint service in print, radio and television advertising and in-store promotions.
TVA, the pay television arm of Grupo Abril, launched the first commercial Internet cable access provider in July.
Canal Plus launched its own Web site, cplus.fr, four years ago and is also partnered with its main backer, Vivendi, as majority shareholders in Internet access provider AOL France.