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The World (, operated by Software Tool & Die, Is an Internet service provider with headquarters in Boston, MA, USA.

In 1989 we were the first commercial Internet Service Provider on the planet for the general public. And we're still proud to be the best.

Update 2020-05-21: For the past few days we have had intermittent connectivity problems. As of 2020-05-21 14:30 ET we believe we have repaired the problem. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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We have completely rebuilt our web site from the ground up so we can begin to offer new services. Bear with us, much of the site is still under construction but we think you'll see big improvements even with this first release. If you have problems, concerns, requests, or maybe even compliments (we can only hope!) please contact us at any time of the day or night!
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