"Building the Internet backbone"

"Building the Internet backbone"

Take a virtual tour of a busy Network Access Point

by George lawton

SunWorld Online.



     The Internet, of course, consists of many networks strung together.
     The Internet's skeleton is made up of high-capacity trunk lines
     maintained by telephone companies at sites called "NAPs." This
     article outlines the role of NAPs, and profiles Pacific Bell's NAP in
     particular. (2,700 words)