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3. Internet Service Provider (ISP)

Before you can take an online course, you must have access to a computer with an Internet connection. Computers are connected to the Internet through Internet Service Providers (ISP's). We do not endorse or recommend the use of any specific Internet Service Provider, but we do recommend using a broadband ISP. Examples of broadband ISP's include cable, DSL, and satellite. What you need is a dependable connection.

Instructions if you use AOL to connect to the Internet:

  • Connect to the Internet using AOL version 4.0 or higher
  • Open a private chat within AOL (this allows the AOL client to remain open, without asking if you wish to disconnect while minimized). If you do not do this, AOL will sign you off after 45 minutes.
  • Minimize AOL (shrink - do not close - the window)
  • Then open up a recommended browser

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