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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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