Internet Service Providers have a rough business. They're in a market so new that nobody knows how it's supposed to work. Internet legislation's being proposed at state and federal levels. Way-deregulated telcos heap gobs of drool on the market as the tiny ISPs try to gain a foothold. The SPA wants ISPs to patrol for copyright infringement. An ISP is busted for Usenet porn, others face potential lawsuits over contents of their members' web pages. Texas ISPs saw the handwriting on the wall and created the first-ever ISP trade association, based in Austin. TISPA has already been effective in influencing legislation that effects ISPs by clarifying for legislators what an ISP is all about.
Texas Internet Service Providers' Association (TISPA)
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