Evolution of the Internet of Things

The evolution and rapid growth of the Internet was made possible by the deployment of nationwide optical fiber backbone networks and similar high-speed global networks. Faster speeds and greater bandwidth deliver more opportunities for humans to interact with each other and the growing number of connected things. With high-speed networks now extending to the mobile user, the opportunities are limitless. Today’s consumer and business users benefit from broadband connectivity, thanks to nationwide cellular and wireless Internet service providers (ISPs). Fueled by the growth of the optical fiber backbone infrastructure of the late 1990s, ISPs extended their reach by connecting to cellular networks throughout ...

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