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Access Provider

ASP (Application Service Provider)


Baby Bells

Broadband Communications and Networking

Cable (CATV) Data Networks

CAPs (Competitive Access Providers)

CIX (Commercial Internet eXchange) Association

CLEC (Competitive Local Exchange Carriers)

CO (Central Office)

Colocation Services

Communication Services and Providers

DAVIC (Digital Audio Visual Council)

DBS (Direct Broadcast Satellite)

E Carriers

Fault Tolerance and High Availability

File Sharing

Frame Relay

FTTH (Fiber to the Home)

HALO (High Altitude Long Operation)

HFC (Hybrid Fiber/Coax)

IADs (Integrated Access Devices)

ILEC (Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers)

IN (Intelligent Network)

Internet Architecture and Backbone

Internet Connections

Internet Organizations and Committees


ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network)

ISPs (Internet Service Providers)

IXC (Interexchange Carrier)

L2TP (Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol)

Last Mile Services

LATA (Local Access and Transport Area)

Leased Line

LEC (Local Exchange Carrier)

LMDS (Local Multipoint Distribution Service)

Local Loop

MAN (Metropolitan Area Network)

Microwave Communications

MMDS (Multichannel Multipoint Distribution Service)

MSP (Management Service Provider)

NADH (North American Digital Hierarchy)

NAP (Network Access Point)

Network Access Services

Network Core Technologies

Network Service Providers

NOC (Network Operations Center)

NPN (New Public Network)

Optical Networks


PBX (Private Branch Exchange)


PON (Passive Optical Network)

PoP (Point of Presence)

POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service)

Private Network

RBOCs (Regional Bell Operating Companies)

Registries on the Internet

Remote Access

Residential Broadband

Satellite Communication Systems

SLA (Service-Level Agreement)

SMDS (Switched Multimegabit Data Service)

SSP (Storage Service Provider)

Standards Groups, Associations, and Organizations

T Carriers


TDM Networks

Telecommunications and Telephone Systems

Telecommunications Regulation

Voice over IP (VoIP)

Voice/Data Networks

WAN (Wide Area Network)

Wireless Broadband Access Technologies

Wireless Communications

Wireless Local Loop


Web Links
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Bitpipe (search for "service provider")

Telcotimes and CLEC News Magazine



Jeff Pulver's Gateways (an online guide to PSTN/IP gateway resources and next-generation telcos)

See "ISPs (Internet Service Providers)" for a list of ISP-related sites.

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