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What Is the Internet, Who Is Running It and How Is It Used? [microform] / Darel Eschbach
Bib ID 5572691
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
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Eschbach, Darel
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1994 
38 p. 
Summary

The Internet, for the purposes of this discussion, refers to the network that has the National Science Foundation Network (NSFNET) as its backbone. For this paper, internet is the larger connection of networks that provides a minimum basic connection for electronic mail. The network is made up of many segments structured in a multitiered hierarchy from the NSFNET backbone to the networks at participating institutions. Network operations centers and information centers provide for physical communications circuits, equipment servicing, and user support services. No one person or agency is responsible for the Internet/internet, but the system works as a result of a background culture and tradition that has developed over the years. There is a wealth of information available on how to use the Internet/internet as it exists, and a wealth of speculation about its growth in light of the planned National Information Infrastructure. Three figures, three maps, and five attachments illustrate the discussion. (Contains 11 references.) (SLD)

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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Access to Information.  |  Administration.  |  Computer Uses in Education.  |  Diffusion (Communication)  |  Electronic Mail.  |  Information Transfer.  |  Internet.  |  Technological Advancement.  |  User Needs (Information)  |  National Information Infrastructure  |  National Science Foundation
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