What is the internet?

The internet is the global, publicly available network of smaller networks and computers within it. Not to be confused with the World Wide Web, which refers to the information space of pages and other content transferred over that network.

How does the internet work?

The internet is decentralized, meaning no one entity hosts or controls its distribution or content. About 40 percent of the world’s population has an internet connection. Any internet user can at any time, with permission, send and receive information and data from any other computer on the network.

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