Analog Mobile Wireless:
Voice and data services that are transmitted over networks using analog
protocols to people using wireless devices that do not require staying at
a fixed location.
The capacity of a transmission channel to move data among locations.
Cable TV network comprised of fiber and/or coaxial cable. Modern cable
networks can use cable modems to enable two-way high-speed Internet
The measure of how well connected to the Internet a person is.
Digital Subscriber Line service provides high speed Internet access
over traditional copper telephone infrastructure and is usually available
only to locations within 18,000 wire feet of a local exchange carrier's
Dial-up Internet access:
Obtaining connectivity to the Internet by using a modem and standard
telephone line to connect to an Internet Service Provider or other
provider of Internet service. Maximum access speed is 56kbps.
An authentication process using encryption to ensure that a
communication that has been received has not been tampered with.
A software process for protecting undesired access to a network or
Service that is provided wirelessly to a device that is located in a
single place and not mobile.
Access to the Internet at transmission speeds greater than 128kbps.
Websites that only present information and do not allow for any
interactivity or transactions.
Websites that enable real-time communication and/or transactions
between the user and the website.
Internet Service Provider. A company or organization that provides a
user with a connection to the Internet.
Kilo bits per second. A measurement of the rate of speed that data is
being transferred. 1Kbps equals 1,000 bits per second.
Mobile Digital Wireless:
Voice and data services that are transmitted over networks using
digital protocols to people using wireless devices that do not require
staying at a fixed location.
The physical plant of wires, switches, routers, hubs, satellites,
broadcast towers, dishes, and other hardware that allow communications
signals to be delivered across networks.
A website that aggregates content and provides a methodology for
accessing that content.
The stated methodology used by a website for handling information
collected on users of that website.
Publicly available data jacks where people can plug in their access
devices to connect to the Internet.
A dedicated connection providing transmission capacity at up to 1.54
Using networked technologies to perform work-related activities away
from the office or business using information and communication
Access devices that enable the user to view web pages and transmit
Websites that enable the user to order and pay for goods and services
online. Digitized goods and services can also be delivered online.
Programs that protect a computer or access device from being infected
with software viruses that can destroy and/or alter data, applications,