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IDSL - See ISDN digital subscriber line.

IEEE - See Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

IETF - See Internet Engineering Task Force.

ILEC - See incumbent local exchange carrier.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) - A membership organization comprised of engineers, scientists and students that sets standards for computers and communications.

International Organization of Standardization (ISO) - Develops, coordinates, and prom-ulgates international standards that facilitate world trade.

International Telecommunication Union (ITU) - A United Nations organization that coordinates use of the electromagnetic spectrum and creation of technical standards for telecommunication and radio communication equipment.

International Telecommunication Union/Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T) - The branch of the ITU that is responsible for telecommunication standardization.

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) - The standards organization that standardizes most Internet communication protocols, including Internet protocol (IP) and hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP).

Internet protocol (IP) - The standard signaling method used for all communication over the Internet

Internet service provider (ISP) - An organization offering and providing Internet access to the public using computer servers connected directly to the Internet.

Intranet - A network serving a single organization or site that is modeled after the Internet, allowing users access to almost any information available on the network. Unlike the Internet, intranets are typically limited to one organization or one site, with little or no access to outside users.

IP - See Internet protocol

ISDN - See integrated services digital network.

ISDN digital subscriber line (IDSL) - A type of DSL that uses ISDN transmission technology to deliver data at 128kbps into an IDSL "modem bank" connected to a router.

ISO - See International Organization of Standardization.

ISP - See Internet service provider.

ITU - See International Telecommunication Union.

ITU-T - See International Telecommunication Union/Telecommunication Standardization Sector.

IXC - See Inter-exchange carrier.