Definition: An ISP, or Internet Service Provider, is a company that has the servers, routers, communication lines and other equipment necessary to establish a presence on the Internet. They in turn sell access to their equipment in the form of Internet service as dial-up, cable modem, DSL or other types of connections. The larger ISP’s form the backbone of the Internet.

Also Known As: Internet Service Provider


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