backbone


backbone

A backbone is a larger transmission line that carries data gathered from smaller lines that interconnect with it. At the local level, a backbone is a line or set of lines that local area networks connect to for a wide area network connection or within a local area network to span distances efficiently (for example, between buildings). On the internet or other wide area network, a backbone is a set of paths that local or regional networks connect to for long-distance interconnection.

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