ISP

ISP

Internet service provider: a company that offers access to the Internet and to e-mail, usually for a monthly fee.
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ISP
 
abbreviation for
internet service provider, a business providing its customers with connection to the internet and other related services

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ISP

/I-S-P/ Common abbreviation for Internet Service Provider, a kind of company that barely existed before 1993. ISPs sell Internet access to the mass market. While the big nationwide commercial BBSs with Internet access (like America Online, CompuServe, GEnie, Netcom, etc.) are technically ISPs, the term is usually reserved for local or regional small providers (often run by hackers turned entrepreneurs) who resell Internet access cheaply without themselves being information providers or selling advertising. Compare NSP.
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Computing Dictionary

ISP definition


1. Internet Service Provider.
2. Instruction Set Processor.

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
ISP
  1. Internet service provider

  2. Long Island MacArthur Airport

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