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A Public Information Utility

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.

– Privacy Statement

At The World, we appreciate your trust and value your privacy.


The World, a registered service mark, is owned and operated by STD, Inc d/ba/ Software Tool & Die. Your use of and associated web sites constitutes your agreement to and acceptance of the Terms & Conditions. Please read these policies before using or any of The World services or offerings. If you do not understand any of these terms and conditions, please exit this web site immediately.

Collection and Use of Information

By using our website, you consent to the collection and use of your information. When you join The World, additional personal identifying information is collected. This information includes your name, address, and telephone number. Personal identifying information is considered confidential and is not made available to unauthorized parties.

Security of Information

The World is committed to ensuring the security, integrity, and confidentiality of its customer information. The World uses industry standard security measures to protect your personal identifying information.

Policy Modifications

The World reserves the right to modify the terms of its privacy policy. Any changes will be posted on this website. Questions and concerns regarding the privacy policy may be sent to