What do I need to Connect to the Internet?
To connect to the Internet, you need an internet service provider (ISP) and some hardware.
- ISP -An ISP provides access to the Internet. You sign up for an account with ISP like you do for telephone service or utility.
- Hardware – For broadband connections, such as Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) or cable, you need a DSL or cable modem. When you sign up for a broadband account, it can be included as part of the start-up hardware from your ISP. For dial-up connections, you need dial-up modem. Many computers come with pre-installed dial-up modems.