information utility (IU)

  

Definition

Large-scale provider of information (content) and/or access to the internet, such as America Online (AOL). Together with internet access providers (IAS) and internet service providers (ISP), IUs form the three basic types of firms that provide access to the internet.

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  • I was really glad to know about information utility and found it to be extremely innovative and easy to use.

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  • The information utility was of special focus during the existence of the new found opportunity to change providers of the service.

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  • You may want to learn how to make an information utility have multiple access points so that you can always get ot it.

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