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1/29/13 WD2 SA

Internet service provider An organization that maintains a gateway to the Internet and rents access to customers on a per-use or subscription basis
modem Abbreviation for modulator/ demodulator. An analog device that enables computers to communicate over telephone lines by translating digital data into audio/ analog signals and then back into digital form
integrated services digital network A communication standard for sending voice, video or data over digital telephone lines.
bandwidth The amount of information, sometimes called traffic, that can be carried on a network at one time. The total capacity of a line. Also, the rate of data transfer over a network connection; measured in bits per second.
network interface card A circuit board within a computer's central processing unit that serves as the interface enabling the computer to connect to a network.
wireless access point A device that enables wireless systems to communicate with each other,provided that they are on the same network
standard A definition or format that has been approved by a recognized standards organization
digital subscriber line high-speed direct Internet connection that uses all-digital networks
xDSL Collectively, the variations of Digital Subscriber Line (DSL), which include ADSL, RADSL and HDSL.
Created by: ash.sa2