Guide

Choose an internet service provider for your business

Introduction

An internet service provider (ISP) is a company that delivers internet access to businesses and individuals, usually for a fee.

The service that the ISPs provide affects everything that you do online, from surfing the web to the performance of your business website. Choosing the right ISP is an important part of your business' internet and e-commerce strategy.

This guide looks at the different types of internet service providers in the market. It provides information on the ISP service level agreements and explains how ISP pricing models work. It compares services and technologies that are available from ISPs.

It also highlights factors when choosing your ISP and suggests what to expect from internet service providers. Finally, it gives guidance on ISP email and web hosting services.