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national science foundation network

national science foundation network in Technology

(NSFNET) A high speed hierarchical "network of networks" in the US, funded by the National Science Foundation. At the highest level, it is a backbone network comprising 16 nodes connected to a 45Mb/s facility which spans the continental United States. Attached to that are mid-level networks and attached to the mid-levels are campus and local networks. NSFNET also has connections out of the US to Canada, Mexico, Europe, and the Pacific Rim. The NSFNET is part of the Internet.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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