What is an Internet Service Provider (ISP)? - Definition & Examples


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What is one way customers can receive internet access if a local telecommunications service is not available?

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1. Which of the following is a medium used by internet service providers to transmit data?

2. Which of the following is a trait of fiber optic cables?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

An Internet Service Provider (ISP) is a company that provides internet access to a variety of customers, including families and businesses. Our quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of ISPs through a short series of multiple-choice questions. You'll be assessed on your understanding of different forms of transmission media.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Backbones as they relate to the internet
  • Types of transmission media
  • Examples of ISPs

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on ISPs
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the forms of media used by ISPs
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about internet access

Additional Learning

To explore ISPs in more detail, have a look at our lesson called What is an Internet Service Provider (ISP)? - Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn how internet access works
  • Understand the technology behind data transmission
  • Know major internet service providers