ISP / Internet Service Provider
ISP stands for Internet Service Provider. A company that provides access to the Internet. Internet service providers may be organized in various forms, such as commercial, community-owned, non-profit, or otherwise privately owned.
In addition to serving individuals, ISPs also serve large companies, providing a direct connection from the company's networks to the Internet.
Some users have a cable or some sort of wireless link to their ISP. For others, their computer may dial an ISP by phone and send and receive Internet packets over the phone line; the ISP then forwards the packets over the Internet.
Internet services typically provided by ISPs include Internet access, Internet transit, domain name registration, web hosting, Usenet service, and colocation.
An ISP is also sometimes referred to as an IAP (Internet Access Provider).
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