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What is an ISP?

What Is An ISP?

ISP stands for Internet Service Provider. An ISP provides Internet access by connecting to the Internet backbone. The main role of an ISP is to maintain the connection between you and the Internet, which contains all kinds of everything text, graphics, audio files, video files and web pages that are created and maintained by millions of people worldwide. ISPs are also responsible for helping you get connected, installing your equipment if necessary and providing support in case anything happens during your online sessions. Basically,

ISPs provide users with a gateway from where they can enter another world – a global network that connects hundreds of thousands (if not millions) computing systems together physically or virtually using electronic communications protocols over various types of infrastructure like telephone lines, coaxial cables/fibre optics or radio waves. As the access to the Internet consists of many interdependent parts, ISPs stand on the top of this pyramid. In other words, ISPs are a backbone for your Internet connection.

So what is an ISP exactly? It’s a company that provides its services by connecting you to the ‘Net and also offering some or all of the following: free e-mail accounts, Web hosting, domain names registration etc. The number of ISP’s on Earth is huge – there are hundreds of millions out there!

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