pl421 asked in Computers & InternetInternet · 1 decade ago

What is the difference between internet and Internet?

please give a technical answer and not just the difference in the lower and upper case i

12 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer


    A global network connecting millions of computers. More than 100 countries are linked into exchanges of data, news and opinions.

    Unlike online services, which are centrally controlled, the Internet is decentralized by design. Each Internet computer, called a host, is independent. Its operators can choose which Internet services to use and which local services to make available to the global Internet community. Remarkably, this anarchy by design works exceedingly well.

    There are a variety of ways to access the Internet. Most online services, such as America Online, offer access to some Internet services. It is also possible to gain access through a commercial Internet Service Provider (ISP).

    The Internet is not synonymous with World Wide Web.


    TCP/IP protocols (an internet) belonging to an organization, usually a corporation, accessible only by the organization's members, employees, or others with authorization. An intranet's Web sites look and act just like any other Web sites, but the firewall surrounding an intranet fends off unauthorized access.

    Like the Internet itself, intranets are used to share information. Secure intranets are now the fastest-growing segment of the Internet because they are much less expensive to build and manage than private networks based on proprietary protocols.

    Also see:

    The Difference Between Intranet and Internet Design

    What's the Difference Between an Intranet and the Internet?

    The Difference Between the Internet

    and the World Wide Web

    So the "Internet/internet is the same thing, also known as the WWW World Wide Web." - not true

  • eleven
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    There's no difference. You just spelled one with capitalization. The Internet is the internet, but it's commonly spelled with a capital I. The Internet grew out of DARPA which was set up by the U.S. government as a fallback plan in case of an emergency so that computer networks wouldn't fail.

    Perhaps you're thinking of an intranet. An intranet is a network of computers that's, put simply, closed to the public. An example would be the network of computers at a corporation. The employees inside the company can access the network, but non-employees cannot. "Intra" means inside. "Inter" means across.

    Hope that helps.

  • 1 decade ago

    The Internet is a massive network of networks, a networking infrastructure. It connects millions of computers together globally, forming a network in which any computer can communicate with any other computer as long as they are both connected to the Internet. Information that travels over the Internet does so via a variety of protocols.

    internet is related to access of information over the medium of the Internet. Like www (world widse web)It is an information-sharing model that is built on top of the Internet.It utilisez Browsers i.e IE,Netscape,Mozilla etc.

  • 1 decade ago

    oskewow13 is actually wrong

    Internet/internet is the same thing, also known as the WWW World Wide Web.

    Intranet is what the network would be withing a building, say a company or your school. That is also known as a LAN or Local Area Network.

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  • 1 decade ago

    no technical answer, just a lower case and upper case.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Because one is THE Internet!

  • 1 decade ago

    i thing ur Talking about internet and INTRANET

    internet - is the worldwide web

    INTRANET - is the network inside a small work place or home



  • 1 decade ago

    "internet" is the network within your school or office.

    "Internet" is the World Wide Web.

  • 1 decade ago

    the first letters

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Shouldnt it be intranet ?

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