Help Me Understand What An Internet Service Provider ISP Is.

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I am a student with a very non computer background. I have been doing some research about computer related stuff though, in order to help my sister with her upcoming exams ( she has a computer related subject). Can someone help me understand what an internet service provider isp is.

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Answered By 40 points N/A #150026

Help Me Understand What An Internet Service Provider ISP Is.

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That is very nice of you, to help your sister with her exams. As a non computer background person, I think it will be helpful for you to go through some of the tutorials online about basic computer terminology.

For now, let me explain what an internet service provider isp is.

If you have ever used a computer to browse the internet, it will be easier for you to understand.

The ISP is the name of the company because of which you are able to access and use the internet.

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Help Me Understand What An Internet Service Provider ISP Is.

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ISP is the short term for “Internet Service Provider”. It is any company that provides individuals and other companies access to the internet as well as other related services like virtual hosting and website building.

They have the equipment and telecommunication line access required to have a point-of-presence on the internet for the geographic area they are serving. Bigger Internet Service Providers have their own high-speed leased lines so that they will be less dependent on telecommunication providers and can provide better service to their customers.

Internet Service Providers also include regional providers like the New England’s NEARNet and the San Francisco Bay area BARNet as well as thousands of local providers. Internet users can also get access via OSP or Online Service Provider like CompuServe and America Online. Larger Internet Service Providers interconnect with one another via MAE or the ISP switching centers operated by MCI WorldCom or similar centers.

To exchange traffic, the arrangements they make are known as “peering agreements”. An ISP is sometimes also referred to as an Internet Access Provider or IAP. “ISP” is also used as an abbreviation for Independent Service Provider to identify a service provider that is an independent, separate company from a telephone company.

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