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What is the Internet ?


The Internet is now a global computer network linking people on all continents around the world to resources that allow them to share information and ideas with one another. People find information online and they publish information online in a free exchange of ideas and knowledge on a scale the world has never known before.

Each computer on the Internet can talk to thousands even millions of other computers using a modem that sends your message over phone lines, or cable wires, or by satellite. You can go to Paris, and Paris can come to you. You can go to a remote village in Chiapas, and they can write to you. You can find valuable information and create information for others to learn from.

When put in the hands of people learning to make a better life for themselves and their families, the Internet can be a very exciting, empowering tool.


Green Net is making sure you have access to this new technology by providing you with three locations in Santa Barbara where you now have free computer access and an account for communicating on the Internet.