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* THE INTERNET AND THE WORLD WIDE WEB THE INTERNET LESSON
INTRODUCTION  The Internet
Imagine that you have many friends, and you want to send them birthday
greetings every year. If you use the postal service to send your greetings,
your friends may not always receive the greetings on time. Instead, if you
use the Internet, your friends will receive your greetings in a few
seconds. The Internet also provides you the advantage of sending music and
pictures along with your greetings.
This lesson will help you identify different uses of the Internet, such as
searching for information, sending letters and cards, playing games,
reading the latest news, or even buying and selling products. You will also
learn about the components required for connecting to the Internet and the
different types of Internet connections. In addition, you will learn about
the term _bandwidth_ and the bandwidth provided by the different types of
Internet connections.Lesson Objectives
After completing this lesson, you will be able to:
Describe the uses of the Internet.
Identify the requirements for an Internet connection.
Identify the features of two types of Internet connections.
Relate the term bandwidth to types of Internet connections.
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