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- The world-wide collection of inter-connected networks that all use the TCP/IP protocols and that evolved from the ARPANET of the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. 
- A worldwide computer network containing a broad array of services and information available to any individual with a PC and the paid connection. 
- The interconnecting global public network made by connecting smaller shared public networks. The most well-known Internet is the Internet, the worldwide network of networks which use the TCP/IP protocol to facilitate information exchange.