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ISP

(computer science)

ISP

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ISP

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ISP

(1) See in-system programmable.

(2) (Internet Service Provider) An organization that provides access to the Internet. Connection to the user is typically via DSL, cable or FiOS; however, ISPs can deliver service via satellite, dial-up, ISDN, private lines and wireless. Customers are generally billed a fixed rate per month, but other charges may apply. See DSL, cable Internet, FiOS, T1, T3, WISP and SISP.

Your Own Website
ISPs often host a small website for their customers, allowing them to have a presence on the Web. However, the website may be limited to a maximum number of pages, and the domain name of the ISP becomes part of the customer's URL address. For a fee, an ISP may host a website that uses its customer's proprietary domain name (see Web hosting). See download vs. upload, IXP and backbone.


How They're Connected
Small ISPs hook into regional ISPs or directly into major backbone providers. This diagram shows a local ISP confined to a single county, and a regional ISP confined to a state. In practice, ISP networks often have irregular boundaries that span jurisdictions.








ISP Architecture
This diagram shows how a typical, small ISP might be connected to the Internet.
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