information superhighway


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information superhighway

n.
The global information and communications network that includes the internet and other networks and switching systems such as telephone networks, cable television networks, and satellite communication networks.

information superhighway

n
1. (Telecommunications) the concept of a worldwide network of computers capable of transferring all types of digital information at high speed
2. (Telecommunications) another name for the internet
Informal name: information highway

in′forma′tion su′perhighway


n.
a large-scale communications network providing a variety of often interactive services, such as text databases, electronic mail, and audio and video materials, accessed through computers, television sets, etc.
Also called data highway.
[1975–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.information superhighway - an extensive electronic network (such as the internet) used for the rapid transfer of sound and video and graphics in digital forminformation superhighway - an extensive electronic network (such as the internet) used for the rapid transfer of sound and video and graphics in digital form
electronic network, network - (electronics) a system of interconnected electronic components or circuits
Translations
قَناة المَعلومات السَّريعه في الكومبيوتر
informační dálnice
informationsmotorvejen
információs szupersztráda
informačná superdiaľnica
hızlı kanal

information superhighway

n the information superhighway (Comput) → l'autostrada telematica

inform

(inˈfoːm) verb
1. to tell; to give knowledge to. Please inform me of your intentions in this matter; I was informed that you were absent from the office.
2. (with against or on) to tell facts to eg the police about (a criminal etc). He informed against his fellow thieves.
inˈformant noun
someone who tells or informs. He passed on the news to us, but would not say who his informant had been.
ˌinforˈmation noun
facts told or knowledge gained or given. Can you give me any information about this writer?; the latest information on the progress of the war; He is full of interesting bits of information.
inˈformative (-mətiv) adjective
giving useful information. an informative book.
inˈformer noun
a person who informs against a criminal etc.
ˌinformation ˌsuperˈhighway noun
a fast computer channel through which information, pictures etc are sent from one computer to another.
inforˈmation techˌnology noun
the study and use of electronic systems and computers for storing, analysing and utilizing information.
information does not have a plural: some information ; any information .
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Although the information superhighway is here, the "off-ramps" are more like one-lane dirt roads because of the high cost of routing fiber optic networks that last mile.
There's no need for Las Virgenes Unified School District to participate in NetDay because it is well into its ambitious plan to plug all its schools into the information superhighway, said Donald Zimring, assistant superintendent of business services.
They come from different beats, each covering an aspect of a common, unfolding story - that of the information superhighway.
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But the real story is where industry is firmly united: against the two basic concepts that would ensure that the public, not a few huge info-conglomerates, can decide what will be on the information superhighway.
To order copies of The Information Superhighway Game, call the NLC Publications Center at (301) 725-4299.
The Federal government should compose a national, coherent policy regarding the Information Superhighway, addressing such questions as ownership, construction, utilization, access, and privacy and property rights, with special attention given to the role and needs of small business.
Now, before you grunt "Bah humbug" or quickly close this magazine to calm your shaking hands, take a deep breath, close your eyes and chant this mantra for the '90s: "The information superhighway is my friend .
The book also includes detailed recommendations and observations on utility strategies concerning the information superhighway from industry experts across the country.
A master of one liners--"We don't want to be roadkill on the information superhighway," Bornstein says--the executive is curt almost to the point of being confrontational.
Far from dulling our cerebral cortices, if the information superhighway is at all like the interstate system, it will stimulate them all the more.
In 1999, while Internet usage continued to grow by leaps and bounds, the news media played down information superhighway imagery--with a mere 842 mentions in major papers.

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