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Cisco Networking Simplified by Jim Doherty, Paul Della Maggiora

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Part VI. Moving Traffic Across the Street and the World

Moving Traffic Across the Street and the World
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Ever notice that computers seem to talk faster with each other when communicating across a local-area network (LAN) versus talking with a computer in another city, state, or country? The reason is cost: It costs a lot of money to transfer traffic across the country as opposed to transferring that same rate of traffic to a computer in the next room.

LANs are speedy and relatively low-cost. Want to transmit 100 Mbps ...

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