Storage Smarts Answer #27: WAN

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK:

This is a geographically dispersed telecommunications network. It may be privately owned or rented, but the term usually connotes the inclusion of public (shared user) networks.
a. wide area network (WAN)
b. local area network (LAN)
c. metropolitan area network (MAN)
d. storage area network (SAN)
e. personal area network (PAN)

Were you correct? This week's answer is:
a. WAN

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A --> 17,00.html>wide area network (WAN) is a geographically dispersed telecommunications network. The term distinguishes a broader telecommunication structure from a local area network (LAN). A WAN may be privately owned or rented, but the term usually connotes the inclusion of public (shared user) networks. An intermediate form of network in terms of geography is a metropolitan area network (MAN).

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