25 Facts About Internet access


Internet access is the ability of individuals and organizations to connect to the Internet using computer terminals, computers, and other devices; and to access services such as email and the World Wide Web.

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Internet access is sold by Internet service providers delivering connectivity at a wide range of data transfer rates via various networking technologies.

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Internet access developed from the ARPANET, which was funded by the US government to support projects within the government and at universities and research laboratories in the US – but grew over time to include most of the world's large universities and the research arms of many technology companies.

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Broadband Internet access, often shortened to just broadband, is simply defined as "Internet access that is always on, and faster than the traditional dial-up access" and so covers a wide range of technologies.

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The core of these broadband Internet access technologies are complementary MOS digital circuits, the speed capabilities of which were extended with innovative design techniques.

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Fiber-optic communication, while only recently being used in premises and to the curb schemes, has played a crucial role in enabling broadband Internet access by making transmission of information at very high data rates over longer distances much more cost-effective than copper wire technology.

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Wireless, satellite and microwave Internet access are often used in rural, undeveloped, or other hard to serve areas where wired Internet access is not readily available.

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Wireless Internet access points are available in public places such as airport halls, in some cases just for brief use while standing.

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Many "modems" provide the additional functionality to host a LAN so most Internet access today is through a LAN such as that created by a WiFi router connected to a modem or a combo modem router, often a very small LAN with just one or two devices attached.

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Dial-up Internet access uses a modem and a phone call placed over the public switched telephone network to connect to a pool of modems operated by an ISP.

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Cable Internet provides access using a cable modem on hybrid fiber coaxial wiring originally developed to carry television signals.

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Broadband cable Internet access tends to service fewer business customers because existing television cable networks tend to service residential buildings; commercial buildings do not always include wiring for coaxial cable networks.

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Power-line Internet access, known as Broadband over power lines, carries Internet access data on a conductor that is used for electric power transmission.

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Power-line Internet has developed faster in Europe than in the U S due to a historical difference in power system design philosophies.

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Mobile broadband is the marketing term for wireless Internet access delivered through mobile phone towers to computers, mobile phones, and other digital devices using portable modems.

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Some mobile services allow more than one device to be connected to the Internet access using a single cellular connection using a process called tethering.

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Deploying multiple adjacent Wi-Fi Internet access points is sometimes used to create city-wide wireless networks.

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Internet access is limited by the relation between pricing and available resources to spend.

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Current Internet access prices exceed the available resources by large in many countries.

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Whether someone has access to the Internet can depend greatly on financial status, geographical location as well as government policies.

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Internet access has changed the way in which many people think and has become an integral part of people's economic, political, and social lives.

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Access to the Internet grew from an estimated 10 million people in 1993, to almost 40 million in 1995, to 670 million in 2002, and to 2.

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Actions, statements, opinions, and recommendations outlined below have led to the suggestion that Internet access itself is or should become a civil or perhaps a human right.

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Several countries have adopted laws requiring the state to work to ensure that Internet access is broadly available or preventing the state from unreasonably restricting an individual's access to information and the Internet:.

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Internet access Cisco has revealed a Network Emergency Response Vehicle, a truck that makes portable communications possible for emergency responders despite traditional networks being disrupted.

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