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Information superhighway

Information superhighway refers to a network of networks that is fully scalable, with no central controlling entity, and does not determine the user’s profile.

 In recent years, the term information superhighway has been used frequently in the media and in the computer literature. Although there is no precise or universally acceptable definition of the information superhighway, it has three primary characteristics:

  1. It has no central controlling entity.
  2. It is fully capable of handling an increase in the number of users and an increase in the volume of traffic. This is often referred to as the scalability of the technology.
  3. It does not determine the profile of the user. The user can be a machine, an individual, or any business entity.
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