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WAN (Wide Area Network) - an explanation

(1) Network that spans large geographic area relative to office and campus environment of LAN (Local Area Network). Characterized by having much greater transfer delays due to laws of physics. (2) Private network facilities, usually offered by public telephone companies but increasingly available from alternative access providers (sometimes called Competitive Access Providers or CAPs), that link business network nodes.