Internet service provider

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Definition of Internet service provider 

: a company that provides its customers with access to the Internet and that may also provide other Internet-related services (such as e-mail accounts) abbreviation ISP

called also access provider

First Known Use of Internet service provider

1990, in the meaning defined above

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