When we are talking about the Internet and internet service providers (ISP's) and we use the acronym LISP, we are talking about a speech impediment. This acronym actually stands for Local Internet Service Provider. A very different definition to anything that has to do with speaking differently or speech impediments. Because there are so many ISP's in every country, it is true to say that there are many LISP's and also many very large telecommunications companies that started off that way but have become state or country wide LISP's. This article will talk about what exactly these things are.
If I say that your ISP is a LISP, then I am saying that they are only servicing an area that is local to you. This could be an area that includes your suburb and several other suburbs around your area. It could also mean that they only service your capital city or metropolitan area but nowhere else. Sometime it can be bigger and the ISP will service the whole state. Whichever one it is, in all situations they would be a local Internet service provider. If you know that someone on the other side of the country uses the same ISP as you, then you are definitely not with LISP.
A local provider can also be a wireless internet provider. It means that they can service a local area, any of which have been described above, but they do it with wireless technology. Wireless technology has geographical limits but at the same time they can be expanded.
There are both advantages and disadvantages when it comes to a LISP. They are small enough that they can give you better service than a company with millions of customers. Also, when a fault has been detected in their network it can be fixed quickly. On the other hand they may be using the physical network of a large telecommunications company and just renting from them. This means they can not go out and fix the problem themselves but need to log a case with the owners of the equipment.
There are many reasons why you should or should not use a LISP. This will be a personal decision for you. This is also true of choosing to have wired or wireless Internet and whether you think the technology is stable enough or not for you. Only you can decide if you want a local company as your service provider, and if it will be wireless or not.