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Communication Technology Update and Fundamentals, 15th Edition by Jennifer H. Meadows, August E. Grant

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Broadband & Home Networks

John J. Lombardi, Ph.D.*

*Professor of Mass Communication. Frostburg State University. Frostburg Maryland

Introduction

Tim Berners-Lee, the man credited with developing the World Wide Web, has said “Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer knows the propensity to dream, the urge to make dreams come true, and the tendency to miss lunch” (FAQ, n.d.). The World Wide Web is just a bit more than two decades old. However, it is deeply engrained in the daily lives of millions of people worldwide. But the World Wide Web is just part of the growing Internet experience. The Internet is used in virtually all aspects of our lives. In addition to surfing the Web, the Internet allows users to share information with ...

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