information superhighway – dictionary

information superhighway

a large-scale communications network providing a variety of ofteninteractive services, as text databases, e-mail, and audio andvideo materials, accessed through computers, television sets, etc.
Also called data highway.
(Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2010.)

World English Dictionary
Information superhighway

1. the concept of a worldwide network of computers capable oftransferring all types of digital information at high speed
2. another name for the internet

(Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition)


Cultural Dictionary

information superhighway definition

A term that describes all of the infrastrucure, including cable,satellites, and assorted hardware, that allows information

to betransferred at great speed over large distances to all people.



(The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition)
Computing Dictionary

(Or “Infobahn”, “Info Strada”) The name coined by US Vice-president Al Gore in the early 1990s for the emerging high-speedglobal communications network capable of carrying voice, data,video, and other services around the world. These services usesatellite, copper cable, optical fibrecellular telecommunications,and are accessible via set-top boxes or suitably equippedcomputers.

(The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010)
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