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ISP
Last modified: Friday, March 12, 2004 

Short for Internet Service Provider, a company that provides access to the Internet. For a monthly fee, the service provider gives you a software package, username, password and access phone number. Equipped with a modem, you can then log on to the Internet and browse the World Wide Web and USENET, and send and receive e-mail.

In addition to serving individuals, ISPs also serve large companies, providing a direct connection from the company's networks to the Internet. ISPs themselves are connected to one another through Network Access Points (NAPs).

ISPs are also called IAPs (Internet Access Providers).

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Russ Haynal's ISP Page
Contains resources that "every ISP employee should know about the Internet." Includes links to backbone maps, global interconnection points, Internet architecture data, etc.

xSP News
Collection of ISP news articles from the InternetNews.com site.

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related categories

Internet Access

Internet and Online Services

related terms

Aloha

AUP

backbone provider

CLEC

CMTS

dial-up access

DirecPC

DMCA

e-mail

IAP

ILEC

Internet

last mile

MAE

NAP

NSP

peering

RADIUS

shared loop

T-1 carrier

T-3 carrier

USENET

virtual ISP

walled garden

Web host


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