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DEFINITION: A backbone is a larger transmission line that carries data gathered from smaller lines that interconnect with it. 1) 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).2) On the Internet or other wide area network, a backbone  … 
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CW Buyer's Guide: IPV6 Migration
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This Computer Weekly Buyer's guide takes you through the steps you need to take to migrate to IPv6 and explains the potential impact on your business.
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BACKBONE NETWORKS DEFINITION (continued): … A backbone is a larger transmission line that carries data gathered from smaller lines that interconnect with it. 1) 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).2) 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. The connection points are known as network nodes or telecommunication data switching exchanges (DSEs).
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