How does the internet work?


The global internet encompasses tens of thousands of interconnected networks which are run by governments, service providers, individual companies, universities and so on.

One of the components is hardware, which support the internet, such as routers, servers and smartphones. This network of networks can communicate thanks to open standards: anyone can create content and offer services. There are existing protocols that all devices connected to the internet must follow, such as the transmission control protocol and internet protocol.

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