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What Is an Internet Service Provider? An Internet service provider (ISP) is a company that provides access to the Internet, just as a phone company provides access to telephone lines. Some of the most popular ISPs are AOL, AT&T, and Earthlink. There are literally thousands of ISPs to choose from, and each offers a different selection of services. Because anyone with a computer and a phone line can become an ISP, the quality of services can vary widely. Services The coreprimary services provided by most all ISPs include: Either a baseband (dialup) or a broadband (DSL, cable, wireless, or satellite) connection
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Unformatted text preview: (The type of connections available can vary by geographic location.) Email Access to the Internet Access to newsgroups Space on their computer to host your own Web pages Technical support In addition to these basebasic services, a myriad of other services are also available. These may include automatic virus scanning, instant messaging, (IM) content filtering, anti-spam programs, news, and discussion forums. Note that these and other additional services may be priced separately from the base services....
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This note was uploaded on 06/06/2010 for the course IT 1203 taught by Professor Saut during the Spring '10 term at Art Institute of Atlanta.

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