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Learn About Internet Service
An Internet Service Provider
(ISP) has purchased computers and lines that
connect to the Internet. The ISP is like a
wholesaler of Internet connection services. They have
purchased a large capacity of bandwidth, like a
large pipe that only so many people can use at
once. You use a small portion of the ISP's
bandwidth to access the Internet. Your computer's
modem connects to their computer's modem and from
there to other computers on the Internet.
Service Provider should I use?
The ISP should have:
- fast connection (high bandwidth) to the
internet - from slowest to fastest is
POTS (plain old telephone service), ISDN, DSL, Frame Relay, Cable Modem, Fractional T1, T1, T3.
- low user to modem ratio - dial in without
a busy signal
- low rates
- unlimited service - don't pay for each
minute you are connected to the Internet
- a local phone call - not long distance
- connections at the baud rate for your
modem - 14.4 is the slowest, 28.8 is
faster, 56.6 is faster, ISDN is even
faster, DSL and Cable Modem is even
- ISDN, DSL, and Cable Modem availability -
even if you don't use it now you may want
to in the future.
- 24 hours a day 365 days a year support
- short response times to questions
- knowledgeable staff
- a news service for usenet newsgroups -
special interests on over 20,000 topics
where people post their messages and
- your own e-mail account for free with a
short e-mail name that you choose
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