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Choosing an Internet Service Provider

As the Internet grows by leaps and bounds, more and more businesses, called Internet Service Providers (ISPs), are springing up to provide access. Typically, a local provider offers three or more computers, called servers, that are linked directly to the Internet. In turn, the servers provide a dozen or more high-speed modems connected to local telephone lines. In some cities, a new service called Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) offers modem speeds of at least 128Kbps. Unless you live in a remote part of the world, finding a service provider is now not a problem. The problem is, what kind of service do you need?

The following list describes some ways to access the Internet:


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