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internet service provider (ISP)

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A quick definition of internet service provider (ISP):

An internet service provider (ISP) is a company that provides high-speed internet to people's homes or businesses. They use special technology to connect people to the internet, like cable or phone lines. The government has rules to make sure ISPs treat everyone fairly and don't block access to certain websites. Sometimes, the government changes these rules to try to make the internet better for everyone.

A more thorough explanation:

An Internet Service Provider (ISP) is a company that provides internet access to customers. They offer different types of internet connections, such as broadband, which is a high-speed internet service. In the United States, ISPs are regulated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and state governments. Some of the largest ISPs in the US include AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon.

ISPs used to provide dial-up internet service through local telephone lines. However, most internet access today is provided through broadband service, which uses high-speed communication technologies like cable modems.

Net neutrality is an important concept related to ISPs. It means that ISPs should not interfere with access to the internet for both end users and websites. This ensures an open and fair relationship between ISPs, customers, and websites.

For many years, ISPs were regulated as common carriers, which meant they were subject to certain duties, such as providing communication services upon reasonable request and charging just and reasonable rates. However, in 2002, the FCC determined that cable company ISPs were exempt from common carrier regulation. In 2015, the Obama Administration adopted open internet rules to ensure net neutrality, but these were repealed in 2017 by the Trump Administration.

Examples of ISPs include AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon. These companies provide internet access to customers through different types of connections, such as cable modems and fiber optic lines. They also offer different plans with varying speeds and prices to meet the needs of different customers.

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darthaifos33
14:36
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darthaifos33
14:36
and UPenn for that matter! Would be greatly appreciated
yay pookie! congrats!
14:39
omg this guy on the deposition is screamingggg
darthaifos33
14:39
And congrats!!!!!!<3
14:49
like it's crazy
i've heard great things about UVA! I visited upenn and hated it so much / felt so uncomfy there and the starbucks by campus got robbed while i was there waiting for my tour to start lol
darthaifos33
14:59
@OptimisticOutlier That sounds terrible, I'm sorry you had to experience that lol. Can I ask what made you feel uncomfortable? Like the sketchy vibes of the city or like the camp\us itself etc.?
darthaifos33
14:59
campus
penn is in a nice area
right next to drexel
it was campus itself, honestly i can't explain what it actually is. I felt the same way when I was touring schools for undergrad, pretty much pulled up to upenn and told my mom i knew i didn't like it and didn't need to take the tour lol
would argue with the nice area piece lol i think all of philly is kinda scary, someone pulled a gun on my team while we were down for a football game at upenn and walking around at night
but that said, i'm pretty happy i moved to pa after school and i know lots of people love upenn!
dear god is that sketchy
definetly safer than how its being described
people are absolutely crwzy
yeah yeah will 10000% agree i've had like bad outlier experiences lol
u are the optimistic outlier after all
true!
how do i tell my boss im quitting and need to take off on monday (visiting ND on monday to meet with dean and check the vibes, was gonna put in my 2 weeks regardless
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NEED
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i luv being an art hoe snob
amlaw
16:38
believe it or not i didn’t miss any calls
OvertReconditeSpider
18:03
Lol all of philly is a dumpster fire
OvertReconditeSpider
18:03
Yet i am moving there for law school in 14 days lol
manifestmoreadmissions
18:56
@OptimisticOutlier: congratulations!!!
21:14
I live in that area. It isn't bad at all
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