THIS CHAPTER examines the Internet in more detail to explain how it works and why it is a network of networks. The chapter also examines Internet access technologies, such as DSL and cable modem, as well as the possible future of the Internet
The Internet is the most used network in the world, but it is also one of the least understood. There is no one network that is the Internet. Instead, the Internet is a network of networks—a set of separate and distinct networks operated by various national and state government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and for-profit corporations. The Internet ...