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Service providers - these are the companies which connect you to the Web. Usually you pay a monthly fee (based on the amount of time you can connect). This fee allows you to get to the provider's server which is then connected to the Internet.
Every computer which is on-line has an address - expressed as a series of numbers to the computer, but also has a "friendly name" displayed in words. This is how the information is returned to the correct computer.
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