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Internet Governance Glossary


1.3 Internet

The worldwide public network of computer networks that provides access to a number of communication services including the World Wide Web (WWW) and carries e-mail, news, entertainment and data files.


The Internet (with capital "I") refers to the huge global public network which also runs the World Wide Web. Other internets – also being networks of computer networks – are written with lower case "i".