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Unit 5 Vocab CMDW

Unit 5 Vocabulary Review

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World Wide Web A widely used information system on the Internet that provides facilities for documents to be connected to other documents by hypertext links, enabling the user to search for information by moving from one document to another.
CERN Computer Research and Education Network is the new name for the merged computer networks, BITNET and Computer Science Network (CSNET). It supports electronic mail and file transfer.
Internet Service Providers An Internet service provider (ISP), also sometimes referred to as an Internet access provider (IAP), is a company that offers its customer’s access to the Internet.
World Wide Web Consortium The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is the main international standards organization for the World Wide Web (abbreviated WWW or W3).
Dial up connection A data communication link that is established when the communication equipment dials a phone number and negotiates a connection with the equipment on the other end of the link.
Cable Internet access In telecommunications, cable Internet access (often called simply cable Internet) is a form of broadband Internet access that uses the cable television (CATV)
Application service providers A service that provides remote access to an application program across a network protocol, typically HTTP. A common example is a website that other websites use for accepting payment by credit card as part of their online ordering systems.
DSL digital subscriber line: a technology that allows high-speed transmission of text, audio, and video, usually over standard telephone lines; a form of broadband transmission.
T1 Lines Digital signal 1 (DS1, also known as T1, sometimes "DS-1") is a T-carrier signaling scheme devised by Bell Labs. DS1 is a widely used standard in telecommunications in North America and Japan to transmit voice and data between devices.
Satellite Internet Access Provided through satellites. The service can be provided to users world-wide through Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites. Geostationary satellites can offer higher data speeds, but their signals can not reach some polar regions of the world.
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