What Is the Internet?

The term, the Internet is used to describe a world wide group of connected networks that allow public access to information and services. Some of these networks are

  1. local
  2. regional
  3. national

The first network was called ARPANET because the initial work was funded by an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense called the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA).

The Department of Defense had two major goals for the initial project. The first goal, which was drivent by national sercurity concers, was to devlop the hardware and software needed to create a geographicall dispersed network that could function even if part of the network was disabled or destroyed. The second goal was to create a way for scientists at different locations to share information and collaborate on military and scientific projects.

Internet Statistics

Three types of hyperlinks exist. Target hyperlinks move from one location in a document to another location in the same document. Relative hyperlinks move from one document to another document on the same Internet computer. Absolute hyperlinks move to another document on a different Internet computer.

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