GLOSSARY OF TERMS W - X - Y - Z

A  -  B C D E F  -  G H I J K L M

N O P Q R S T  -  U V W X Y Z

Wavelength - The length of one complete wave of an alternating or vibrating phenomenon, generally measured from crest to crest or from trough to trough of successive waves. Wide Area Network (WAN) - A physical or logical network that provides data communications to a larger number of independent users than are usually served by a local area network (LAN) and is usually spread over a larger geographic area than that 18 of a LAN. Note 1: WANs may include physical networks, such as Integrated Services Digital Networks (ISDNs), X.25 networks, and T1 networks. Note 2: A metropolitan area network (MAN) is a WAN that serves all the users in a metropolitan area. WANs may be nationwide or worldwide. Wide Area Telecommunications/Telephone Service (WATS) - Discount long-distance service offered to high-volume customers on a subscription basis. May be either in-bound or out-bound service. Wi-Fi - Abbreviation for wireless fidelity. Wi-Fi is a wireless technology similar to a cell phone. Wi-Fi enabled computers send and receive data indoors and out; anywhere within the range of a base station. WireCenter - A building or space within a building that serves as an aggregation point on a LEC's network, where transmission facilities and circuits are connected or switched. Wireless Communication - Any broadcast or transmission which can be received through microwave or radio frequencies without the use of a cable connection for reception.

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