NRJ Design Glossary


Short for Internet service provider, an ISP owns and operates all of the equipment (telephony, digital cable, servers, etc.) that allow you to connect to the Internet from your home or office. Most ISPs sell access to their services for a small monthly fee, which you can access by "calling in" or "connecting to" your ISP's computer network. Examples of large ISPs in the United States are Earthlink, America Online and NetZero.