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Internet, A Part Of Global Communication

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In this day and age we as a global community are growing at a super fast rate. Communication is a vital tool which aids us in breaking the distance barrier. Over the past decades there has been a monopoly in the telecommunications business, but now with the power of the internet, and super fast data transfer rates people can communicate across the globe and only pay local rates.· In essence the local phone companies almost promote this.- When you log on to the internet chances are that you are logging on through a local internet provider. You will use your computer modem to dial up and create and data link with your net provider. Where does the net provider get his super fast net connection from? He gets the connection from the local phone company.· How logging on the internet is almost like logging right onto the local telephone company.-It all boils down to, the local phone company approving the use of the internet for any means.· How phone companies are going to bring them selves down.-I feel that because of this phone companies will be the cause to their own downfall.· Methods of communication over the net-There are many ways of communicating over the net: Inter relay chat (text only)-Video/Audio: there are many net applications which allow the user to simply plug in a mini video camera( which can be purchased anywhere from $150+) and speakers and a microphone and establish a net connection and be able to view to and hear.-There are also applications such as the internet phone which enables the user to talk with other people, this works almost like a conventional telephone.· New technologies and what to expect in the near future.There have been many new breakthroughs in communication s recently, we are unfolding new ideas and new and faster ways in communication. Fiber optic technology is probably the next major wave in technology. Fiber optic communication over the internet will mean that it will be a lot easier to communicate.· Why there is no jurisdiction over this means of communication.A major principal of law and order is to control a certain area and population. Laws that apply to one state or province don't necessarily apply to another. Just like in Amsterdam you can order a slice of...

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