Internet Service Provider

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Internet Service Provider (commonly abbreviated as ISP) is a term used to describe telecommunications companies who provide access to the public internet as a service to consumers, similar to telephone and satellitte/cable/digital television services.


Competition

Like most Telecommunication companies in general, ISPs are commonly run as an Oligipoly or in Monopoly situations; in some extreme cases though, some contries' ISPs may even be run by the state (government-osuchas wned).

In other cases, powerful public organizations are capable of buying ISPs and telecom (for example the Ontario Teachers' Union in Canada, which purchased a majority stake in Bell-Aliant).



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