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Internet Service Providers

ISP

Internet Service Provider - a company or organisation that provides Internet access to consumers.

The most common way of accessing the Internet is via an ISP, although a few organisations do essentially have direct access. For example, in the UK, most higher educational institutions connect via JANET - the joint academic network. If you work for JANET, you essentially have direct access, whereas your academic institution may well use a JANET Point of Presence as their ISP.


ISP Activity

Have a look at the ISP review site to investigate the range of commercial ISPs currently available in the UK.

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