Getting Connected

Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)


If you have access to a telephone line, a modem, and a computer, you can connect to the Internet. There are three basic ways to connect to the Internet: make a direct connection over dedicated communications lines, use your computer to connect to a university or hospital computer system that has Internet access, or buy time and connections from a commercial Internet service provider. The next section will describe the various options for connecting to the Internet, including the advantages and disadvantages of each. Then, we’ll give some guidelines to help you select the connection that is appropriate for you.


Internet Access Internet Connection Internet Service Provider Telephone Line Uniform Resource Locator 
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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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