Internet vs. WiFi: What’s the difference? Tech Tips • July 30, 2020 The internet allows you to connect to the world through a global wide area network. To have an internet connection at your home, you must have access to an internet service provider (or ISP), such as Blackfoot. Cable and DSL are the two main forms of residential broadband internet used by ISPs. Learn more about your internet connection in our animation below. WiFi technology enables you to access the internet on your devices via a wireless connection. To convert your home internet to WiFi, you first need a modem. Your modem is supplied by your internet service provider and delivers your internet service. Second, you need a wireless router, which connects to your modem and converts your internet to a WiFi signal. Watch below to learn more.