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Chapter 9. How to get connected to the I... > You need an Internet Service Provide...

You need an Internet Service Provider

So how do you get to the Internet and the World Wide Web? You need a computer, a modem, and a browser—all of which are in one nice package in your Mac. Plus you need an Internet Service Provider.

You see, you can't hook into the Internet directly from your own computer—you must go through an Internet Service Provider (ISP). From your home or business, you need to pay a provider to provide you with a connection to the Internet. You pay them; they give you any necessary software, instructions for connecting, and if necessary (for phone modems) a local phone number.


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