FISPA: ISP Group Offers a Solution to Northpoint Customers Looking for Broadband Internet Access.Business Editors
DELRAY BEACH, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 4, 2001
The Federation of Internet Solution Providers of the Americas (FISPA FISPA Florida Internet Service Providers Association ) is using its relationship with Bell South in an effort to help customers who have lost their Internet connections in the wake of the Northpoint Communications shutdown.
Many FISPA members in the eight state Bell South region, market ADSL See DSL.
ADSL - Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line broadband Internet access Broadband Internet access, often shortened to just "broadband", is high speed Internet access—typically contrasted with dial-up access over modem.
Dial-up modems are generally only capable of a maximum bitrate of 56 kbit/s (kilobits per second) and require the full use of a to its customers over regular telephone lines utilizing BellSouth's network technology. "FISPA Members are local ISP's with the expertise and customer responsiveness second to none. Coupled with Bell South's infrastructure, we can offer former Northpoint users the ability to get back on the Internet in record time," said Joe Marion, Executive Director of FISPA.
ISP's looking to sell ADSL (with no quantity commitment) and End Users looking to their local FISPA ADSL dealer, can find out more on the FISPA Web site www.fispa.org or by contacting the organization at 561-266-9438.
in full Digital Subscriber Line
Broadband digital communications connection that operates over standard copper telephone wires. It requires a DSL modem, which splits transmissions into two frequency bands: the lower frequencies for voice (ordinary is a broadband technology that provides high-speed, affordable access for a variety of applications including Internet access, telecommuting, home office work, distance learning, video on demand and generally enhancing E-commerce growth. While current analog solutions offer speeds up to 56 Kilobits per second (unit) kilobits per second - (kbps, kb/s) A unit of data rate where 1 kb/s = 1000 bits per second. This contrasts with units of storage where 1 Kb = 1024 bits (note upper case K). , DSL pushes capacity up to 1.5 Megabits per second (unit) megabits per second - (Mbps, Mb/s) Millions of bits per second. A unit of data rate. 1 Mb/s = 1,000,000 bits per second (not 1,048,576).
E.g. Ethernet can carry 10 Mbps. .
FISPA is a not for profit organization founded in 1996 to service Internet Solution providers. Members working together have a mission to offer and support quality standards for Internet solution providers. FISPA will be holding its semi-annual meeting of ISP's in Orlando on May 17, 2001. The organization has taken a leadership role working in conjunction with local and national ISPs since its beginning.