(Content Delivery Service Provider) A global network that provides faster delivery of Web pages over the Internet. Using servers stationed around the world with duplicate content, the server closest to the user's request is the one that responds. In some cases, the text of the page is maintained on the customer's website, and only the graphics are distributed on the CDSP servers, since they are the most time-consuming part of the download. A CDSP network, or "edge network," can reduce the distance these elements travel from 20 to 30 hops down to 3 or 4. See hop and Akamai.