Thursday, 23 June 2016

What is Internet Service Provider?

Internet Service Provider is the main key for any Internet user to start using Internet. Let us learn a bit about who or what is an Internet Service provider?



Internet Service Provider – Overview


An Internet Service Provider or commonly called an ISP is a company that provides users with Internet access. ISP business runs on the principal of providing users with Internet access and related services.



These ISPs provide customized plans to the users using the Internet. They are usually telecommunication companies who provides data communication access as well as a telephone line.



The ISP charges a fee from the users in exchange for gaining access to the Internet. ISPs connect users to the Internet through a phone line (dial-up connection, such as BSNL) or a broadband connection (using a cable or DSL such as Reliance broadband).

In order to attract more clients, many ISPs also give freebies inform of free e-mail accounts, web browsers, as well as additional space to create a website for the users company, if any.

How to Use Internet from ISPs?


Once you select an ISP that suits your requirement, you need to pay them certain fees. These fees can be paid monthly, quarterly, half-yearly or even annually. This depends on the ISP and their company policy.

After you sign a contract with the company, you are provided with a software package, username, password, and even a phone number (in some cases). With the help of the modem provided by the ISP, you can then log on to the Internet and start browsing.

This was all about Internet Service Providers. They are commercial companies who are privately or community-owned. Seek the company with maximum benefits to suit your needs and use their services to access the Internet.



References:

1.http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/what-is-internet-service-provider#1TC=windows-7
2.http://www.xfinity.com/resources/internet-service-providers.html
3.http://whatismyipaddress.com/isp
4.http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/I/ISP.html
5.http://searchwindevelopment.techtarget.com/definition/ISP
6.http://www.computerhope.com/jargon/i/isp.htm

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