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Lesson 3: How Information Travels on the Internet

The Internet

Lesson 3: How Information Travels on the Internet

How Infomation Travels on the Internet

When you connect to a Web site through an ISP and start exchanging information, there isn't a fixed connection between your computer and the Web server computer hosting the Web site. Instead, information is exchanged using the best possible path at that particular time. Special computers called routers determine these paths, avoiding slow links and favoring fast ones.

Lesson 3: How Information Travels on the Internet