Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are companies that are connected to a telecommunications carrier through a FRAD, router or switch on high speed data lines. They provide consumers, businesses, organizations, etc. with access to the internet. Traditional ISPs, such as AT&T, offer access through dial-up over a modem, DSL, and T1/T3 wired connections. Cable companies have become some of the largest ISPs offering wideband connectivity over coaxial cable.