Internet

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The Internet is a network of computers sharing information using the Internet Protocol or “IP”. IP packs up data and sends it across the Internet via phone lines, DSL cables, satellites and cell phone towers. Once the data arrives at its intended location or “IP address”, the Internet Protocol unpacks the information and makes it readable again. The “Internet” is not a collection of websites, but rather the protocol that allows computers and other devices to communicate with one another. The collection of websites which many people confuse with the Internet is actually known as the World Wide Web, or simply “the Web”.