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Note: Many topics at this site are reduced versions of the text in "The Encyclopedia of Networking and Telecommunications." Search results will not be as extensive as a search of the book's CD-ROM.

Specifically, a network service provider, or NSP, provides network services to other network organizations such as regional ISPs. In the Internet hierarchy, there are local ISPs, regional ISPs, and NSPs, which provide backbone networks and support transit traffic across those networks. See "NSP (Network Service Provider)" and "Internet Architecture and Backbone."

Other types of network service providers and the services they offer are discussed under "Communication Services and Providers," "ISPs (Internet Service Providers)," "Network Access Services," and "Service Providers and Carriers."

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