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What is the Internet?

Internet is a means of connecting to any other computer anywhere in the world using routers[a device that connects Local Area Networks to form a larger internet and server.

The internet is used through E-Mail and other means of communication, such as social media, video conferencing, Internet telephony, instant messaging e.t.c. The internet has helped people all over the world to do things they could never have imagined, over millions of people are on the internet.

How does the Internet work?

The internet works through routers and protocols such as Internet Protocol [IP], Transport Control Protocol [TCP].

A protocol is a set of formal rules describing how to transmit or exchange data especially across a network.

A router is a device that connects Local Area Network [LAN] to form a larger internet by, at minimum, selectively passing those datagrams having a destination IP address to the network which is able to deliver them to their destination.

A router can also be said to be a network gateway.

Who owns the Internet?

The internet is owned by nobody but there are organizations that control what happens on the internet and give an IP address and Domain names.

The internet also comprises of lots of different bits and pieces, which are owned by different people that can control the quality and level of access you have to the internet.



Many people today use the internet for different purposes, the type of website or web application we consume are gotten from the servers, which are owned by different companies.

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