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What kind of an ISP provider do I need?

Although Athabasca University does have specific computer requirements for students, we do not have required specifications for Internet Service Providers (ISP).

Your choice of ISP is a personal decision; however, consider the following recommendations:

  • Choose an ISP that is affordable, reliable, and secure.
  • Make sure your ISP offers support services, such as trouble-shooting and training. ISP “help desk” support is very important.
  • Ask if a personal email account is available.

You will be depending on your ISP for all your communication with Athabasca University, so learn as much as you can about the ISP services available to you and choose a package best-suited to your needs and budget.

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