Without getting into nit-picks about ISP/IAP differences, thank you very much, here are some local (Waikato and NewZealand) ISPs. (Please don't add subjective comments - that's what IspFlames is for.) You may want to look at a nice map of NZ ISP connectivity.

Nationwide ISPs

WirelessNetworking providers in Hamilton

Defunct providers

International ISPs of historical note

  • UUNET, now part of MCI, was the first ever ISP and still a major provider of wholesale services
  • AOL was one of the first ISPs to mass market InterNet access to the public.