There are several ways to get connected to the Internet. First, you must determine what kinds of Internet connections are available where you are and how much you are willing to pay. You will need a modem to hook up your computer to the phone line, an account with an Internet provider, and software to run on your computer. You may wish to subscribe to a commercial on-line service and use the Internet services that it offers. Some on-line companies offer a wider range of Internet tools than others. Many also offer technical support to help you navigate the Net. If you have a modem, your PC can dial into an Internet service provider's host system. This host has connections to the Internet backbone system, so it can pass Internet traffic to your modem and PC. If you have access to a computer or a computer terminal, you may already be on the Internet. For more information on how to get connected, please contact your local Internet provider.
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