This is the acronym for “Internet Service Provider.” Anyone who wants access to the information superhighway requires an ISP. For a monthly fee, the service provider offers users software that makes it easy to log onto the Internet and browse the World Wide Web, as well as the ability to both send and receive e-mail. Users generally choose their own user name and password, then they connect to the Web using a dial-up or broadband connection. Typically, the faster the service, the more the customer pays. ISPs themselves are connected to one another through Network Access Points.