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What do we call a network whose elements may be separated by some distance? It usually involves two or more small networks and dedicated high-speed telephone lines.

[A]. URL (Universal Resource Locator)
[B]. LAN (Local Area Network)
[C]. WAN (Wide Area Network)
[D]. World Wide Web

Answer: Option C


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Susmitha Prasanna said: (Jun 25, 2012)  
LAN-a system for communicating by computer within a large building or group of buildings.

Manikandaeswari said: (Jul 3, 2013)  
A LAN connection is a high-speed connection to a LAN. On the IUB campus, most connections are either Ethernet (10Mbps) or Fast Ethernet (100Mbps), and a few locations have Gigabit Ethernet (1000Mbps) connections.

A MAN (metropolitan area network) is a larger network that usually spans several buildings in the same city or town. The IUB network is an example of a MAN.

A WAN (wide area network), in comparison to a MAN, is not restricted to a geographical location, although it might be confined within the bounds of a state or country. A WAN connects several LANs, and may be limited to an enterprise (a corporation or an organization) or accessible to the public. The technology is high speed and relatively expensive. The Internet is an example of a worldwide public WAN.

Ramya Balaji said: (Nov 15, 2013)  
WAN connect multiple smaller networks, such as LAN (Local Area Network) or MAN (Metro Area Networks).

Ex: Internet.

Shailesh Gokhale said: (Jan 8, 2015)  
World wide web. Because this is common network for all areas.

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