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A network of high-capacity communications links that provide the main routes for data traffic across the Internet.
Internet Service Provider (ISP)
Company that offers Internet access to individuals, businesses, and smaller ISPs
Contains circuitry that converts the data-carrying signals from your computer to signals that can travel over various communications channels
Internet Protocol (IP)
Responsible for addressing packets so that they can be routed to their destination
Linked to your ISP and is online whenever your computer and modem are one, even when you are not actively accessing the Internet
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
Global organization that coordinates technical managements of the Internet's Domain Name System
Fixed Internet access
Links your computer to an ISP from a stationary point, such as a wall socket or roof-mounted antenna
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