Annual Survey of Internet Service Providers and Related Services

Summary of changes

Activity on this program started: 1999

Reference period of change - 2006

For 2007, the North American Classification System was revised and one major change was the elimination of the Internet Service Provider Industry. All businesses primarily engaged in providing internet access services will be classified to industries in the telecommunications sector starting with reference year 2007 data releases. Depending on how they provide access services, businesses will be classified to either: Wired Telecommunications Carriers, except cable (NAICS 517111); Cable and Other Program Distribution (NAICS 517112); or Other Telecommunications (NAICS 517910).

As a result of this classification change, the Survey of Internet Service Providers will no longer be conducted.

Reference period of change - 2002

Target population - As of reference year 2002, the industry classification is based on The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 2002 and the classification code has changed from 514191 (NAICS 1997) to 518111.

Reference period of change - 1999

This annual survey was developed for reference year 1999.

For the 1998 reference year, basic information related to the industry, as represented by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS97) 6-digit class On-Line Information Services (514191), was collected under the Annual Survey of Software Development and Computer Services (record number 2410).

In reference year 1997, data for this sector were collected by the Survey on Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and Computer Services.

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