What is an ISP? The companies that provide you with access to the internet, explained

2 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement If you're reading this article, you can thank an internet service provider.
What is an ISP?
Internet service providers, or ISPs, are companies or organizations that provide you with access to the internet.
ISPs can also offer other options, like web hosting and email services, and they can range in form from giant telecommunication companies to small nonprofits.
When you connect to your ISP, you join its network to access the internet - whether that's through a browser, a streaming platform, or an app on your phone. ISPs are also interconnected, and you can connect...
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