Businesses and companies now have an advocate for promoting internet services and products to spur new economic growth in Connecticut.

In October 2001, Connecticut based Internet Service Providers formed their own Connecticut non-stock corporation, non-profit business association to promote the development of Internet and other online services as a business and the common business interests of those engaged in the industry.

The organization actively represents its members' interests before the Connecticut state Legislature and state agencies and works to foster the use of the Internet by the public, including support for telecommunications in schools, libraries, government and the workforce.

"The ability of Connecticut companies to grow and be globally competitive requires cutting edge information technology," said Andrew Lindh, of CTISPA's board of directors. "Working with our fellow internet companies, government and companies that need our product, we can build an even stronger economy here in Connecticut."