WAN

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Wide Area Network. Several connected Local Area Networks (LANs) or Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs), spanning a large geographical area like a state or country. The networks that make up a WAN are often connected using public networks like telephone lines or fiber optic cables. The Internet is an example of a large, worldwide WAN.

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