lTodayís Internet is a web of connectivity including telephone service providers, regional Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and local ISPs.† It
also may include Digital Service Lines which the telephone company may provide and Cable Internet Service provided by the local television cable provider.
lAn end user, like a
library in Mississippi or a person
with a home computer, is part of a local ISPís network, which in turn is part of a regional ISPs network, which is part of an even larger US network, which connects to a worldwide network. All these networks that talk to each other over the globe are the Internet!