Description:This industry comprises establishments engaged in publishing and/or broadcasting content on the Internet exclusively. These establishments do not provide traditional (non-Internet) versions of the content that they publish or broadcast. Establishments in this industry provide textual, audio, and/or video content of general or specific interest on the Internet.
Examples:Internet book publishers, Internet entertainment sites, Internet game sites, Internet news publishers, Internet periodical publishers, Internet radio stations, Internet sports sites, Internet video broadcast sites
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
Description:This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing infrastructure for hosting or data processing services. These establishments may provide specialized hosting activities, such as web hosting, streaming services or application hosting, provide application service provisioning, or may provide general time-share mainframe facilities to clients. Data processing establishments provide complete processing and specialized reports from data supplied by clients or provide automated data processing and data entry services.
Examples:Application hosting, Application service providers, Computer input preparation services, Computer time rental, Microfilm imaging services, Optical scanning services, Web hosting
Internet Service Providers
Description:This U.S. industry comprises establishments known as Internet service providers. Establishments in this industry provide clients access to the Internet and generally provide related services such as web hosting, web page designing, and hardware or software consulting related to Internet connectivity. Establishments in this industry may provide local, regional, or national coverage for clients or provide backbone services (except telecommunications carriers) for other Internet service providers. Internet service providers have the equipment and telecommunication network access required for a point-of-presence on the Internet.
Web Search Portals
Description:This U.S. industry comprises establishments known as web search portals. Establishments in this industry operate web sites that use a search engine to generate and maintain extensive databases of Internet addresses and content in an easily searchable format. Web search portals often provide additional Internet services, such as e-mail, connections to other web sites, auctions, news, and other limited content, and serve as a home base for Internet users.