I have protocols that will tell you where to go.
Response: I would like to tell YOU where to go.
Individual networks on the Internet are referred to as autonomous systems (ASs). These ASs are independently controlled by different corporations and organizations. An AS is made up of routers, which are administered by a single entity and use a common Interior Gateway Protocol (IGP). The boundaries of these ASs are delineated by border routers. These routers connect to the border routers of other ASs and run interior and exterior routing protocols. Internal routers connect to other routers within the same AS and run interior routing protocols. So, in reality, the Internet is just a network made up of ASs and routing protocols.