Meaning – The term internet service provider, refers to the organization that provides access to the Internet. In addition to providing access to the Internet, ISPs may also provide software packages (such as browsers), e-mail accounts, and a personal Web site or home page. ISPs can host Web sites for businesses and can also build the Web sites themselves. ISPs are all connected to each other through network access points, public network facilities on the Internet backbone.
The rise of commercial Internet services and applications helped fuel a rapid commercialization of the Internet.
Even today, if you want an internet service for your home or your organization, you have to go through an internet service provider. A totally middle ma. free internet is still a distant dream.
Example of usage – “With the proliferation of Internet sites such as Netflix that broadcast video and other large files, ISPs have pushed for the right to offer differently priced tiers of service to online content or software providers on the basis of their Internet use.”