Internet is a global network, connecting many smaller
individual networks. For example, the computer in your
dorm room is connected to another computer on campus.
All the departments on campus are then connected to a
larger network in the state. The Texas network is connected
to regional, national and international networks.
is also a set of "protocols" that allow you
to communicate with people, move files between computers,
and find and share information. The protocols you are
likely to use are