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Internet use is ubiquitous. From our phones to our toaster ovens, almost all devices are connected to the Internet today. We use the Internet for everything from basic tasks and complex business needs. But what do you really know about the Internet? Here are five facts about the Internet you may not have heard before:
1. A not-for-profit is in charge of domain names and addresses
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is the biggest registrar for the Internet. And all of its information is reported to the U.S. Department of Commerce. What does this mean? A not-for-profit that reports to the U.S. government is an interesting balance of power. No country technically owns the Internet, but the U.S. government seems to have a big stake in the current Internet as we know it. But the future of regulating the Internet is a delicate balance and a big responsibility.
2. It’s underwater…
Large cables that transmit Internet connections can be found in the world’s oceans. These undersea cables are what allow the Internet to be used and connected from all over the world. WiFi is cool, but without these cables most people wouldn’t be able to connect over the Internet. We’re …
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