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The Essential Guide to Telecommunications, Fifth Edition by Annabel Z. Dodd

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6. The Internet

In this chapter:

Introduction

The Growth of the Internet

The Structure of the Internet

Security Threats from Internal, External, and International Sources

Privacy

Video Streamed from the Internet to the Front Room

Electronic Commerce

Online Community Forums

Network Neutrality

The Digital Divide: Bandwidth, Skills, and Computers

Intranets and Extranets

Summary

Introduction

The Internet is a set of complex interconnected networks that was developed in the United States, and then spread around the world and evolved into what we so commonly use today—thus, the term “Internet,” which is an abbreviated version of the word “internetwork.” High-speed, terabit (1,000-gigabit) routers connect these networks to ...

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