Internet Service Providercomputing dictionary


<networking> (ISP) A company which provides other companies or individuals with access to, or presence on, the Internet. Most ISPs are also Internet Access Providers; extra services include help with design, creation and administration of World-Wide Web sites, training and administration of intranets and domain name registration.

(01 Oct 2005)

internet service providereducation dictionary

<technology> Usually a private company offering access to the Internet, sometimes at no fee.

The service provider gives a software package, username, password and access phone number. Equipped with a modem, individuals can then log on to the Internet and browse the world-wide Web and send and receive e-mail.

See: world-wide Web

Acronym: ISP

(14 Jan 2009)