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Uses of Internet

Internet has grown rapidly during the recent past. This is mainly due to the fact that the services and opportunities available through the Internet are growing very fast.
According to the recent statistics, a computer is added to the Internet in every second. It is expected the number of computers connected to the Internet will be doubled every 10 months and the growth has an exponential trend now.

In order to accommodate this access growth of the Internet, it is necessary to develop technological capabilities and infrastructure of the Internet. Many inter national organizations and governments are contributing to improve the Internet.

Formed in 1996 and administered by the University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development (UCAID), Internet2 is a partnership between universities, corporations and government agencies.
Internet2 is not a single network, but a consortium of hundreds of high-speed networks linked by fiber optic backbones that span the United States and links to other countries.

The network transmits data at speeds up to 2.4 gigabits per second–45,000 times faster than a 56 Kbps modem– allowing scientists to test their laboratory discoveries in the real world.

Why do people use the Internet?

Everyday the numbers of users are increasing. Current statistics say that the largest portion is from US and Europe. However, Asian users are rising rapidly.
The Internet has become a resource irrespective of profession or status. At the same time, their usage objective varies and some individuals may have different objectives. For example, children, parents, teachers and researchers may access the Internet mainly for education purposes and stockbrokers and different business professionals for business purposes.

Anyone can connect to the Internet through telephone lines since these two networks are connected. You need a device called a modem to connect your computer to Internet through a telephone line.

Internet has been the most useful technology of the modern times which helps us not only in our daily lives, but also our personal and professional lives developments. The internet helps us achieve this in several different ways.

For the students and educational purposes the internet is widely used to gather information so as to do the research or add to the knowledge of various subjects. Even the business professionals and the professionals like doctors, access the internet to filter the necessary information for their use. The internet is therefore the largest encyclopedia for everyone, in all age categories. The internet has served to be more useful in maintaining contacts with friends and relatives who live abroad permanently.


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