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Backbone - Definition

Backbone refers to a network segment that connects individual Local Area Networks (LANs). Backbones can be deployed across many buildings, such as in a campus setting, or within a single building. Data traffic from individual DSL lines link to a backbone network for delivery to the Internet Service Providers (ISPs). The Backbone is the major transmission path for high-volume network-to-network connections such as DSL-to-Internet connections.

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