Computer and Internet systems
An end user (also spelled end-user) is
|“||a user not providing public communications networks or publicly available electronic communications services.||”|
End users are
|“||[r]esidential, business, institutional, or government entities who use services for their own purposes and who do not resell such services to other entities.||”|
An end user is
|“||[a] firm or individual that purchases products for its own consumption and not for resale (i.e., an ultimate consumer).||”|
An end user is
|“||[a]n entity receiving assignments of IP addresses exclusively for use in operational networks, not for reassignment to other organisations.||”|
|“||the person who ultimately makes authorized use of a product or service.
The end-user may often not be the same as the person who may have purchased the product or service. For example, a coffee shop owner may purchase connectivity for use by his or her customers; in that scenario, the coffee shop customers, and not the coffee shop owner, represent the actual "end-users," even though they did not directly contract with an ISP for the connectivity they're using.
- Guidelines on the Implementation by National Regulators of European Net Neutrality Rules, at 4.
- Federal Communications Commission, Internet Access Services: Status as of June 30, 2011, Glossary, at 84.
- U.S. Energy Information Administration, Glossary (full-text).
- OECD, "Internet Address Space: Economic Considerations in the Management of IPv4 and the Deployment of IPv6," at 51 (June 17-18, 2008).
- U.S. Anti-Bot Code of Conduct (ABCs) for Internet Service Providers (ISPs), at 22.