Definitions for ISP
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Internet Service Provider: a company that offers access to the Internet and to e-mail, usu. for a monthly fee.
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
ISP(abbreviation)ˈaɪ səˌleɪt; sometimes ˈɪs ə-; n., adj. -lɪt, -ˌleɪt
Internet service provider; a company that connects computers to the Internet
***Contact your ISP for technical support.
The New Hacker's Dictionary
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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