For information about forming a strategic alliance with AASP email
or use the contact form in the contact section.
ISPCON Spring 2008 will take place at:
Donald E. Stephens (Rosemont) Convention Center
May 13 - 15, 2008
AASP will be attending, you can visit us in booth # 122.
AASP members are entitled to exclusive registration discounts! Use Customer Code AASPS08 to get into the Exhibit Hall for FREE, or get $100 off a full-conference pass. SIGN UP ONLINE TODAY!
ISPCON is where the service provider industry goes to GET REAL about the future of their business. Isn't it time you increase your ARPU? Pump up profits? Find an exit Optimize your operations?
Discover what's next?
Whatever your plans, ISPCON will help you GET REAL about them. This is the industry's only forum where peers learn from peers in real one-on-one discussions about what works, what doesn't and what's next.
Affiliated Associations of America (AAOA)
"THE POWER OF PARTNERSHIP"
AASP has partnered with Affiliated Associations of America (AAOA) to be able to provide a total benefits package and a customer loyalty program for our members. This program is available for members only and will be offered as a benefit to membership. The customer loyalty program is designed to help ISP's retain customers as well as gain new ones, and provide discounts to the ISP and their subscribers. The ISP benefits program will share the same pin number system as the loyalty program.
The CyberTipline handles leads from individuals reporting the sexual exploitation of children. Every report is analyzed by staff in the Exploited Child Unit and is provided to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (formerly the U.S. Customs Service), U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and/or state/local law enforcement when such jurisdiction can be determined. Each of the agencies can review the reports and determine if further action is needed.
In December of 1999, the President signed into law what has been described as the "mandatory ISP reporting law" as set forth in Title 42 U.S.C.13032 (b). The specific language states that federal law now requires all electronic communication services and remote computing services to report any apparent child pornography to the CyberTipline at the NCMEC. With respect to Title 42 U.S.C. 13032 (b), we have created a new secure web-based reporting mechanism for the ISP community are in an effort to assist them with the issue of compliance.
How to file a report
The Washington Bureau for ISP Advocacy (WBIA) serves as a grassroots educational organization and an advocate on behalf of ISP's, CLEC's., technology innovators, suppliers, aggregators and consumers who recognize the need for choice and call for retaining the first tier of independent ISP connectivity to the Internet!
An accurate picture of the intrinsic value to our nation's economy made by the presence of the independent service providers has been entirely overlooked and must be included in any debate involving telecom legislative policy making. Telecom policies do not operate in a vacuum and impact not only the independent ISP, but consumers, technology innovators, suppliers and legislators.
The failure to address the needs of these key participants will derail our nation's economic recovery and affect our ranking among the world's global economic powers. We encourage dialogue and urge immediate action in addressing these concerns.
We build for you a fully operational facilities based CLEC in approximately six months, we convert your existing circuits to CLEC circuits, and we start saving you a great deal of money. We want to give you a CLEC, not a headache, so while we do keep you in the loop on all important decisions, we do nearly all of the work. This includes:
* Incorporation of a separate division
* Gaining approval from your state Public Service Commission (PSC)
* Filing Tariff with your state PSC
* Negotiate an Interconnection agreement with the incumbent telephone company
* Obtain the many industry codes and IDs required
* Order trunks and circuits
* Set up call control
* Obtain telephone numbers
* Switch circuits
We focus like a laser on one purpose: to save you money - lots of money. We understand cash flow so we stage implementation to allow most of the cost to be financed directly from savings. Your out-of-pocket costs are kept to a minimum.
Most of the work involved with establishing a CLEC is one-time only work. We do nearly all of the work, so you can run your business and be confident that your CLEC will be successfully established in a timely manner and you can begin realizing huge savings.
CLEC's are entitled to substantial savings on circuits, (depending on the circuit it can be as high as 85%), and can typically allow the ISP to obtain an overall savings of 40% to 50%. Just go to our web site www.americanclec.com and enter your information in the Savings Calculator and click on Calculate. You'll be surprised at the savings that are possible.
We prepare a detailed proposal for you: the transition costs, itemized savings, and our fees (most of which are paid afterward from the savings you receive). Once you approve our proposal we roll up our sleeves and get to work.
We keep no secrets. We keep you involved in all of the important decisions and we document everything. When we are finished we provide you with everything you will need to continue to operate your CLEC.
We leave you with a fully operational CLEC that will save you thousands of dollars every month and open a world of new product opportunities to you.
Contact Michael Tague directly at:
502-815-7171 or (1-800-800-1842, x 7171)
P. O. Box 4189
Louisville, KY 40204
US State Associations
Listed are all of the current State Associations for ISP's. If your state is not represented that means we need someone to fill that position. You can either start the association for your state or just be the State Representative with the NIA. If you are interested in filling this position, please email
. For the NIA to be strong and to make sure the voices of the Independent ISP are heard, we need representation from ALL 50 states! Get involved today!
SBHP - Small Business Health Plans
Are you one of the many small-business owners struggling to provide health insurance for yourself, your family and your employees? If so, we need your help encouraging Congress to pass important legislation that would make health insurance more affordable for small business.
Legislation is being considered in the U.S. Senate (S.1955, the Health Insurance Marketplace Modernization and Affordability Act of 2006) to expand the availability of health coverage for employees of America's small businesses. Similar legislation has passed the U.S. House 8 times.
S.1955 would allow employers to join together through bona fide associations to buy health coverage under a Small-Business Health Plan. If these plans became law, a small-business owner could purchase health benefits through an association which would act similarly to a human-resources department of a large company. As a result, small employers will enjoy greater bargaining power, economies of scale and administrative efficiencies. These plans should provide uniformity and offer relief from costly state mandates.
The full Senate is expected to vote in May 2006 on this vital legislation. Contact your senators now and tell them to vote "yes" on S. 1955. Every action is critical. The SBHP Coalition is working hard ensuring that your senators know how this legislation will help small business nationwide.
Learn more about SBHP legislation by visiting www.SBHPsNow.com
A global directory of wireless Internet Service Providers and WISP industry- related websites provided by WISP Centric . Devoted to the wireless ISP industry, WISP Centric offers various features including industry news, a global initiatives resource, press releases, etc.
We, the members of the National Internet Alliance support competition in all aspects of internet services.
We support internet competition and consumer choice on all platforms and all manners of transmission, whether cable, dsl, satellite, wireless or any other means of data transmission. We support wholesale, retail, and facilities based competition.
Competition and open access are the best ways to maximize benefits to consumers.
- Enforcement of the open access to all facilities as promised under the 1996 Telecom Act;
- Elimination of monopolistic practices by those who provide both Internet backbone and Internet services as well as their attempts to privatize the Internet;
- Passage of the Internet Tax Freedom Act and exemption of all state and federal taxation of Internet access;
- Decentralized control of the internet to ensure that no one company or handful of companies has influence over news, media, or public debate.
We believe competition, entrepreneurship, and diversity of opinion are important values and should be encouraged.
We resolve to work together and with those who share our concerns, to advance these goals.