If you are on your journey of learning about the way the Internet is working, you should be aware about the communication protocols and Internet Service Providers or ISPs. This article will show you this topic in more details.
Language of the Internet
The communication of the Internet is done through the language of Internet. Which is, TCP/IP. TCP/IP is a communication protocol that establishes the connection between your computer and others. All the hardware level connection we just talked about above, do not roar on alone without the help of some form of software.
TCP/IP is the basic software architecture for such communication to take place in the world of Internet. TCP/IP deploy an addressing scheme for computers which communicate on the Internet via the IPv4 addresses like – 192.168.4.1 etc. As a protocol TCP/IP does more than just addressing system. It provides the layout for the Internet communication and offers a mind blowing wide-open structure for creative purposes. Programmers out there can code applications which can take solid advantage of the TCP/IP protocol called TCP/IP services. And the limit of what you can do with this protocol services is up to the limit of your imagination and creativity.
So up until this point you have a massive web of Internet across the globe, you have the protocol to communicate now how would you tap into this magical deal?
Internet Service Providers
Yes, we all know who are they and what they do, then what’s the point of talking about it and what else to know about them? Yes, the last part. We all have a general idea of what Internet service providers are for but behind the scene, as we know they all have tier level, let’s know about them in terms of ISPs. All of these ISPs (Internet Service Providers) get their connection as lease from one of the tier 1 and tier 2 companies. ISPs just tap into this stream of network and not any tier level providers. Now as you as an user, you lease connection from your ISPs. So this how works from the top down view of this picture.
ISPs can come in various sizes. For instance, Comcast, the cable television provider, has humongous capacity connection into the Internet, which enables its millions of users to connect form their local machines right into the web. If you dig into it, you will find more the promising ISPs are somewhat regional basis.