Definitions for "Network service provider"
Keywords:  nsp, backbone, banknet, visanet, psinet
one of the private companies maintaining and servicing the Internets high-speed backbones. Included among the companies are MCI, Sprint, UUNET/MIS, PSINet. and BBN Planet.
Companies that provide services such as ADSL, HDSL, ATM, Frame Relay, Internet Access, or other services. Usually use their own switching equipment, or they lease the equipment - and they normally utilize a local telco or CAP for the local loop. They link nodes via high capacity circuits. They also may have interconnection agreements with other telecom companies.
An NSP provides customers with access to ASPs, the Internet and other services over a dedicated private network.