INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS USA
Comcast - Internet Service Provider
Comcast Corporation is the largest cable television company and the second largest Internet service provider in the United States. Comcast offers downstream speeds of up to 4, 6, 8, or 17.6 Mbit/s and upstream speeds of 384 kbit/s (48 kB/s), or 768 kbit/s (96 kB/s) for the 8 Mbit/s downstream package, for standard home connections. In some areas, they are offering 16 Mbit/s downstream and 1 or 2 Mbit/s (125 kB/s) upstream as a more expensive, yet speedier alternative.
CompuServe - Internet Service Provider
CompuServe was the first online service to offer Internet connectivity, albeit limited access, as early as 1989 when it connected its proprietary e-mail service to allow incoming and outgoing messages to other Internet e-mail addresses. CompuServe was the first major commercial online service in the United States.
American Internet Services - Internet Service Provider
American Internet Services is an internet service provider based out of San Diego, California. AIS provides dedicated Internet service and colocation services.
AT&T Inc. - Internet Service Provider
AT&T Inc. is the largest provider of both local and long distance telephone services, wireless service, and DSL Internet access in the United States. In 2005, "Baby Bell" SBC Communications, Inc. purchased former "Ma Bell" AT&T Corporation and then changed the name of the company after the merger to the more iconic AT&T moniker and the T stock-trading symbol (for "telephone").
AT&T Worldnet ISP - Internet Service Provider
Launched in 1996 by AT&T Corp., shortly after passage of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, AT&T Worldnet was often offered to current (at the time) AT&T customers in conjunction with other AT&T services. Worldnet customers' e-mail addresses end in "@att.net". at&t.net (formerly AT&T Worldnet) is a web portal and Internet service provider from AT&T, Inc..
AOL LLC. - Internet Service Provider
AOL LLC. (formerly America Online, Inc.) is an American global Internet services and media company operated by Time Warner and will be headquartered in Loudoun County, Virginia until late April 2008 when it will move to new offices at 770 Broadway in New York City. With regional branches around the world, the former American "goliath among Internet service providers" once had more than 30 million subscribers on several continents.
Ace Communication Group - Internet Service Provider
Ace Telephone, operating more recently as Ace Communication Group is a telephone cooperative headquarted in Houston, Minnesota. It is a telephone company which also offers internet dialup service; it operates in small towns and rural areas. As an internet service provider, it also has non-telephone customers within its local dialing area. For internet service, in some parts, especially rural ones, it is the only dialup ISP available.
BroadVoice - Internet Service Provider
BroadVoice is a Voice over IP (VoIP) network that allows users to conduct voice communications via a broadband Internet connection. Customers can use their cable modem, DSL service, or other high-speed Internet link to make and receive phone calls using an ordinary telephone.
Ygnition - Internet Service Provider
Ygnition is an American Private Cable Operator (PCO) and broadband Internet services company headquartered in Seattle, Washington focused on the MDU market. It is a privately held company with backers including ComVentures, a venture capital firm based in Palo Alto, California, Advanced Equities and Chrysalis Ventures. Prior to November 2003, the company went by the name "Interquest Communications."
Cable ONE - Internet Service Provider
Cable ONE is a United States cable service provider and subsidiary of The Washington Post Company, functioning as its own self-contained corporation within its parent company. The company offers broadband Internet to over 289,000 subscribers. Beginning in 2007, Cable One introduced a new policy toward their internet service plans. Consumption caps or bandwidth cap were put in place to limit their customers ability to trasfer large amounts of internet data during "peak hours".
XMission - Internet Service Provider
XMission was the first and one of the few remaining independent Internet Service Provider (ISP) in Utah, United States, founded in late 1993 by Pete Ashdown. Starting in 2003, the company began providing free wireless in public libraries and some local businesses.
WildBlue Communications - Internet Service Provider
WildBlue Communications, Inc. is a corporation based in Greenwood Village, Colorado. The company offers satellite broadband Internet services to both home and business customers. WildBlue is one of the newer satellite Internet services, having begun operating in June 2005.
WilTel Communications - Internet Service Provider
WilTel Communications (formerly known as Williams Communications, which was formerly part of The Williams Companies, Inc) is a telco and Tier 2 Internet Service Provider with its own MPLS-enabled OC-192 optical wave division multiplexing backbone network. Its other products and services include IP VPNs, Private Line services (protected and unprotected), colocation, Ethernet-based wide area networking, ATM and Frame Relay network services.
Wichita Online - Internet Service Provider
Wichita Online, Inc. is a high-speed wireless internet company based in Medicine Park, OK. In October 2007, Wichita Online was awarded a USDA RUS Community Connect Grant in the amount of $371,139 to provide free high-speed internet to the community of Tatums, OK.
Warped - Internet Service Provider
Warped is an Internet service provider, primarily specializing in webhosting. Warped was formed in 1995, and was incorporated in 1997 in Santa Clara, California, and 1999 in Atlanta, Georgia. WarpedNet (irc.warped.net) was an Internet Relay Chat network that was active from 1995 until 2004.
Optimum Online - Internet Service Provider
Optimum Online (OOL) is a broadband Internet service provider subsidiary of Cablevision. Optimum Online serves Long Island, other parts of New York, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Westchester, parts of New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania. They compete with Verizon's FiOS service in some of these markets.
OPLIN - Internet Service Provider
The Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN) is a compact organization that provides Ohio residents with Internet access to their 251 public libraries. OPLIN also provides Ohioans with free home access to high-quality, subscription research databases.
PAETEC Holding Corp. - Internet Service Provider
PAETEC Holding Corp. is a telecommunications company headquartered in Fairport, New York. PAETEC is a provider of integrated communications services, including local and long distance voice services, data and Internet services, software applications, network integration services, and managed services. PAETEC currently provides these services to medium-sized and large businesses, colleges and universities, hospitals, hotels, governmental organizations, financial markets, and affinity groups within its service area.
NorthPoint Communications - Internet Service Provider
NorthPoint Communications (Former NASDAQ: NPNT) was a CLEC (Competitive Local Exchange Carrier), focused on data transmission rather than voice. Its business plan involved leasing copper telephone lines from local phone companies, then selling them at wholesale prices to internet service providers, which in turn sold business and residential DSL service.
NetZero - Internet Service Provider
NetZero is an Internet service provider based in Woodland Hills, California. It is a subsidiary of United Online, owner of Juno Online Services and BlueLight Internet Services. The current (2007) chairman, president, and CEO of United Online (and thus NetZero) is Mark Goldston.
Cincinnati Bell - Internet Service Provider
Cincinnati Bell offers Internet access to customers in its service area. Cincinnati Bell's Fuse Internet Service provides dial-up access, while its broadband access is through its ZoomTown ADSL service. ZoomTown customers still connect to the Internet through an Internet service provider.
Citizens Communications - Internet Service Provider
Citizens Communications is the parent company of Frontier Telephone, providing telephone and internet access in 24 states. The company headquarters are located at 3 High Ridge Park in Stamford, Connecticut. Maggie Wilderotter has been the chief executive officer since November 2004. Citizens also provides satellite television.
Admiral Online - Internet Service Provider
Admiral Online, headquartered in Glendale, California, is a nationwide internet service provider in the United States providing wholesale connectivity and hosting service to its reseller network. It was founded in 1994 by Richard Yegan. From a modest beginning of 10 modems, the company has grown to include over 5,000 POP numbers in the US and over 40 internationally.
Clearwire Corporation - Internet Service Provider
Clearwire Corporation is a wireless broadband Internet service provider (ISP) serving markets in the United States, Ireland, Belgium, Denmark (with Danske Telecom) and Mexico (via MVSNet). Clearwire was founded by cellular phone pioneer Craig McCaw in October 2003 and headquartered in Kirkland, Washington. Clearwire currently uses Expedience wireless technology, dubbed Pre-WiMax, transmitted from cell sites over licensed spectrum of 2.5-2.6 GHz in the U.S. and 3.5 GHz in Europe.
Cogent Communications - Internet Service Provider
Cogent Communications is a multinational internet service provider whose network spans more than 26,500 miles and provides service in over 100 cities across 20+ countries. Cogent carries more than 10 petabytes per day of Internet traffic and connects to approximately 2,300 networks, including 340 peer ASes. Cogent believes it has grown to become the second largest carrier of Internet traffic in the world with over 15% of the world's Internet traffic crossing its network.
Covad Communications - Internet Service Provider
Covad Communications Group is an American provider of broadband voice and data communications. As of Q3 2006, the company had 530,000 subscribers, and ranked 16th largest ISP in the United States. The company offers DSL, Voice over IP, T1, Web hosting, managed security, IP and dial-up, and bundled voice and data services directly through Covad's network and through Internet Service Providers, value-added resellers, telecommunications carriers and affinity groups to small and medium-sized businesses and home users.
Cruzio - Internet Service Provider
Cruzio is a local internet service provider (ISP) in Santa Cruz County, California, providing dial-up and DSL services. It was founded in 1989 by Peggy Dolgenos and Chris Neklason, and is one of the oldest and largest ISPs in the area. It distinguishes itself from national ISPs by focusing on being a part of the local community: running webcams around the city of Santa Cruz, working with local schools, and offering free wireless hotspots at local coffee shops.
Current Communications - Internet Service Provider
Current Communications Group is a broadband internet access company based in the United States. It was acquired by Google on July 7, 2005 for $100 million USD.
Midcontinent - Internet Service Provider
Midcontinent Communications is a provider of cable TV, internet, and general telephony services for home and business, largely serving the Dakota states, but also some communities in Minnesota and few in Nebraska. (the company is headquartered in Sioux Falls). Midcontinent does business in more than 200 communities and serves a total of more than 200,000 customers. It is a partnership between Midcontinent Media and Comcast.
MartNet - Internet Service Provider
MartNet is a privately owned Internet Service Provider (ISP) located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Its primary business office is in South Philadelphia, and they also maintain a research and development lab in University City, and another office in Northeast Philadelphia. Its servers are housed in an Internet Peering (NAP) and Co-Location facility at the famous North American Building in Philadelphia.
MSN - Internet Service Provider
MSN (The Microsoft Network) is a collection of Internet services provided by Microsoft. The Microsoft Network debuted as an online service and Internet service provider on August 24, 1995, to coincide with the release of the Windows 95 operating system.
MDS America - Internet Service Provider
MDS America, Inc (MDSA) is a startup wireless Internet and wireless cable TV technology provider based in Stuart, Florida. MDS America was the primary party responsible for the invalidation of Northpoint Technology Inc's patents having to do with terrestrial rebroadcast of satellite signals.
EarthLink - Internet Service Provider
EarthLink is an Internet service provider headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. It claims 5.4 million members (2004 estimate). EarthLink provides a variety of Internet connection types, including dial-up, DSL, satellite, and cable. Both dial-up and high speed Internet access are available nationwide. In addition to Internet access, EarthLink offers Web hosting and e-commerce services for individuals and small and medium-sized businesses.
RCN - Internet Service Provider
RCN Corporation founded in 1993 and based in Herndon, Virginia, is the first American facilities-based competitive provider of bundled telephone, cable television and high speed Internet service delivered over its own fiber-optic local network
Road Runner - Internet Service Provider
Road Runner High Speed Online is a US Internet service provider (ISP) focused on providing service over DOCSIS-compatible cable modems. It is a division of Time Warner Inc. and provides service throughout the footprint of Time Warner Cable as well as other contracting cable companies. Its services are currently available only in the United States, but were once also offered in Newfoundland, Canada.
Fizber.com - Internet Service Provider
Fizber.com is a Miami Beach, Florida-based real estate website that helps consumers buy and sell properties without using a real estate agent. The word Fizber comes from the agglutination from the pronunciation of FSBO, a popular acronym for the term "For Sale By Owner".
FastFreeDialup.com - Internet Service Provider
FastFreeDialup.com is a completely free, dial-up Internet Service Provider with coverage for nearly the entire state of California that launched in 2008.
Frontier - Internet Service Provider
Frontier is a telephone company that provides service serving rural communities in 30 states of the United States. Recently, Frontier has begun providing digital subscriber line Internet access, to compete with Time Warner Cable's Road Runner broadband. Frontier also provides voicemail and other business services. They have a calling card service, which can be accessed at 800-TEN-CARD.
Vivato Networks - Internet Service Provider
Vivato Networks, Inc. is a wireless equipment manufacturer that provides networking equipment for complete wireless broadband solutions.
Verizon Online DSL - Internet Service Provider
Verizon Online DSL, also called Verizon High Speed Internet, is a digital subscriber line (DSL) Internet service offered by Verizon Communications. It allows consumers to use their telephone and Internet service simultaneously over the same telephone line while benefiting from Internet connection speeds significantly faster than dial-up.
FiOS - Internet Service Provider
FiOS (Fiber Optic Service) is a fiber to the premises (FTTP) telecommunications service, presently offered in some areas of the United States by Verizon. Verizon has cited the fact that "fios" is an Irish word for "knowledge", and has stated in mailings to New Jersey customers that it stands for "Fiber-Optic Service". Verizon has attracted consumer and media attention in the area of broadband Internet access as the first major U.S.
Verio - Internet Service Provider
Verio is an internet service provider (ISP) and web host in the United States. Incorporated in 1996 in Denver, Colorado, it is currently a wholly owned subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) Communications, which purchased it in 2000. Verio was formed from a consolidation of dozens of smaller ISPs.
Lightning Pro - Internet Service Provider
Lightning Pro is a dial-up Internet Service Provider for Walterboro, South Carolina.
liNKCity - Internet Service Provider
LiNKCity is the municipally owned fiber-optic network of North Kansas City, MO. Established in July of 2006 the network offers business and residential Internet access at symmetrical speeds.
Juno - Internet Service Provider
Juno is an Internet service provider based in the United States. It is a subsidiary of United Online, which also owns NetZero and Bluelight Internet Services.
The World - Internet Service Provider
The World is an internet service provider headquartered in Brookline, Massachusetts. It was the first internet service provider offering dial-up access to the general public, doing so since 1989.
Telerama - Internet Service Provider
Telerama was an Internet service provider and technology company based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1991 as the third ISP in world history. Telerama launched its Wi-Fi network in Pittsburgh in 2001, comprising over 200 nodes.
UUNET - Internet Service Provider
UUNET is one of the oldest and largest Internet service providers and one of the nine Tier 1 networks. It is based in Northern Virginia. In the Late 1990's UUNET was known as a haven for hosts who send large quantities of spam. Since the early 2000's, MCI/UUNET have taken several measures to reduce the amount of SPAM that traverses its global backbone.
StarBand - Internet Service Provider
StarBand is a two-way satellite broadband Internet service available in the U.S.. StarBand Communications Inc. was initially a joint venture between Gilat Satellite Networks, EchoStar and Microsoft, and the StarBand service was launched in 2000. StarBand Communications filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2002 and emerged from bankruptcy in 2003. In March 2005, StarBand Communications was acquired by Spacenet, a division of Gilat Satellite Networks, which continues to operate the service.
Speakeasy, Inc. - Internet Service Provider
Speakeasy, Inc. is a broadband internet service provider and Voice over IP carrier based in Seattle, Washington. They are known for their liberal usage policies for home users whereby subscribers are explicitly permitted to run any number of servers and are permitted to resell their connectivity to others through the "NetShare" service.
Southwestern Bell - Internet Service Provider
Southwestern Bell Internet Services, Inc. is one of the companies owned by AT&T that provides AT&T Yahoo!-branded Internet services to customers located within Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas.
HughesNet - Internet Service Provider
HughesNet (formerly DirecWay) is the brand name of the one-way and two-way satellite broadband Internet technology and service in U.S. and Europe owned by Hughes Network Systems. The service was originally called DirecPC and was only available as a one-way satellite Internet option, as uploading was accomplished with a dial-up modem connection. The original consumer DirecPC service launched in October 1996.
GTC Wireless - Internet Service Provider
GTC Wireless is a telecommunication corporation found in 1997 with operations in the wireless, long distance and local phone service. GTC also offers virtual phone cards and outsource service through its Perfexa Solutions subsidiary. GTC markets its services through co-branding and affiliate programs.
Grande Communications - Internet Service Provider
Grande Communications is a United States telecommunications firm, based in San Marcos, Texas, that uses a fiber optic network for broadband services. In 1999, the company was established when the largest single round of venture capital funding in Texas was raised, in turn starting the first-ever truly bundled telecommunications service provider. Grande delivers high-speed Internet, local and long-distance telephone and digital cable over its own network to communities in Texas.
Softlayer Technologies - Internet Service Provider
Softlayer Technologies, Inc. is a Dallas, Texas-based internet service provider.
Seaport Capital - Internet Service Provider
Seaport Capital is a New York City-based private equity fund that invests in media, communications & business and information services companies. Most of the properties they own are concentrated in medium and small markets, ranging from television stations to cable operators, as well as telecommunications and outdoor advertising.
Softdisk - Internet Service Provider
Softdisk is a software and Internet company based in Shreveport, Louisiana. Founded in 1981, its original products were disk magazines (which they termed "magazettes", for "magazine on diskette"). They were affiliated and partly owned by paper magazine Softalk at their founding, but survived its demise.
Green Bay Net - Internet Service Provider
Green Bay Net, is an Internet service provider headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA. It claims membership in the thousands. (2007 estimate). Green Bay Net provides a variety of Internet connection types, including dial-up, DSL, and satellite with a majority of users focused in dial-up and DSL. Green Bay Net also offers other internet and network services such as web hosting, co-location services, and web development.