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Chapter 49. Internet Basics > What Is the Internet?

What Is the Internet?

The Internet is a global network of computers. Any computer connected to the Internet can communicate with any other computer connected to the Internet. Think of it like a worldwide highway system. You can get from any highway to any other highway, though not necessarily via a direct route. The Internet even has rules of the road, called protocols, that determine how data gets from one connected computer to another.


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