This magical experience we call the World Wide Web is fast becoming an integral part of daily life. Your computer connects to the Internet and uses it's browser program to talk to other computers across the globe. Information can be exchanged, products bought and sold.
The messages are sent over telephone, cable wires, or satellite, depending
on which connection service (ISP, Internet Service Provider, for instance AT&T, Comcast, Cox, Hughs Net, AOL, etc.)
you contract with. Cable, satellite, and DSL (also called high speed) will be faster than dial-up connections.