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why do we need internet service providers

Why do you have to pay the telephone company for using a telephone that you own? Because it costs money to maintain the equipment. ISPs connect. to ISPs. The internet is a vast system of
inter connected net works, and in order to be on one of those networks, you need to pay a fee. Did you think that the 'internet' was just some big, free, self-maintaining ethersphere or something? Well it's not. It's cabling and routers and switches and UPSs and backup generators and central offices and names and addresses and all of those need to be maintained and run by actual people who really do want to be able to feed their families. which requires. money.

Your ISP fees aren't "split up" in the way I think you mean. but all of the big carriers have peering arrangements, which may cause some money to flow in one direction or the other. but for the most part, your ISP fees pay exactly what the name implies. it's a fee, in exchange for which your ISP agrees to P rovide I nternet S ervice to you. An ISP (Internet service provider) is a company that provides individuals and other companies access to the Internet and other related services such as Web site building and. An ISP has the equipment and the telecommunication line access required to have a on the Internet for the geographic area served.

The larger ISPs have their own high-speed leased lines so that they are less dependent on the telecommunication providers and can provide better service to their customers. Among the largest national and regional ISPs are AT T WorldNet, IBM Global Network, MCI, Netcom, UUNet, and PSINet. ISPs also include regional providers such as New England's NEARNet and the San Francisco Bay area BARNet. They also include thousands of local providers. In addition, Internet users can also get access through online service providers ( ) such as America Online and Compuserve.

The larger ISPs interconnect with each other through (ISP switching centers run by MCI WorldCom) or similar centers. The arrangements they make to exchange traffic are known as agreements. There are several very comprehensive lists of ISPs world-wide available on the Web. An ISP is also sometimes referred to as an IAP (Internet access provider). ISP is sometimes used as an abbreviation for independent service provider to distinguish a service provider that is an independent, separate company from a telephone company.

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