North American Network Operators Group|
Date Prev | Date Next | Date Index | Thread Index | Author Index | Historical
Re: national stats. on ISP qty/size?
>Anyone know where I can find aprox. stats. on number and >size of ISP's in north america? Is this presently tracked >(guessed at?) anywhere? Depends on what kind of "ISP" you are interested in. For dialup, Boardwatch Magazine <http://www.boardwatch.com> has a quarterly listing of Internet providers. If you think the Internet is more than just dialup, I suggest looking at some more sources. The Maloff Company <http://www.maloff.com/> has lots of good, but now out-of-date (February 1996 is ancient for the Internet) information in their report on the Internet marketplace. For information on how part of the non-profit Internet Providers are doing, the 1996 study on libraries and the Internet released this Fall is a good starting place <http://istweb.syr.edu/Project/Faculty/McClure-NSPL96/NSPL96_T.html>. Things are both better, and worse than you've read in the popular press. The traditional thinktanks, the Gartner Group, Forrester Research, etc, also have a number of studies of the Internet, but I can never afford to even look at their catalog. -- Sean Donelan, Data Research Associates, Inc, St. Louis, MO Affiliation given for identification not representation - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -