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Connecting to the Internet

The Internet is one of the most significant social and economic movements—it is a movement as much as it is technology—in human history. In just a few years, the Internet (or more simply, the Net) has moved from an obscure scientific and government computer network to become a dominant means of global and local communication, commerce, entertainment, and information.

Finding, installing, and configuring an Internet account can be complex. There are many different technologies you can use to connect to the Net, and there are thousands of Internet service providers (ISPs) from whom you can obtain an Internet account.


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