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MIS 340 Chapter 10

vocabulary from the textbook

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autonomous system a network operated by one organization, or an organization that runs one part of the Internet
broadband technologies means "analog transmission"; another name for DSL and cable modem technologies because they provide higher-speed communications than traditional modems
cable modem a digital service offered by cable television companies as an alternative to DSL
DSL "Digital Subscriber Line" a data link layer technology that provides high-speed communication over traditional telephone lines
DSL modem used to provide three channels: traditional voice, upstream (client to ISP), and downstream (ISP to client)
hybrid fiber coax network a cable network that uses both fiber-optic and coaxial cable
ISP "Internet Service Provider" offers connection to the Internet
ISOC "Internet Society" closest thing the Internet has to an owner; open-membership professional society
line splitter used to separate the traditional voice telephone transmission from the data transmissions; directs the telephone signals into the normal telephone system
local ISP tier 3 ISP ("Internet Service Provider") receive services from regional and national ISPs, and sells services to individuals
MAE "Metropolitan Area Exchange" smaller version of a NAP ("Network Access Point") and typically links regional ISPs whose networks come together in major cities
national ISP tier 1 ISP ("Internet Service Provider") connectswith other tier 1 ISPs aand exchanges data with them at NAPs ("Network Access Points"); sells services to regional and local ISPs
NAP "Network Access Point" an "intersection" on the Internet where many national and regional ISPs connect to exchange data
OE converter "Optical-Electrical Converter" coverts between the coaxial cable on the customer side and fiber-optic cable on the cable TV company side
POP "Point of Presence" the physical access location of an ISP ("Internet Service Provider") or voice or data communications carrier
regional ISP tier 2 ISP ("Internet Service Provider") relies on a national ISPs to transmit its messages to national ISPs in other countries; provides services to local ISPs
RAS "Remote Access Server" checks user ID and password to make sure caller is a valid customer
Created by: Gossamer