Internet Basics

Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)


At the most basic level, the Internet is the name for a group of worldwide computer-based information resources connected together. It is often defined as a network of networks of computers. Today, according to the Internet Society, there are more than 93 million hosts (computers) connected throughout the world. These hosts support over 1 billion indexable Web pages. Every week, it is estimated that over 1 million sites join the Internet.


Reliable Network Internet Resource Defense Advance Research Project Agency Internet Society Internet Backbone 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Margaret J.A. Edwards & Associates, Inc.CalgaryCanada

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