- the Internet or other extensive computer network
- a hypothetical electronic communications network encompassing computer networks, television, telephones, etc.
information superhighway - Computer Definition
Also known as the infobahn.The Internet and its physical infrastructure, including access and transport circuits, switching and routing systems, public and private networks, and online services, with emphasis on high-speed and broadband capabilities.The term was popularized in the United States during the Clinton-Gore administration (1993
(1) A generic name for the Internet.
(2) A proposed high-speed communications system that was touted by the Clinton/Gore administration to enhance education in America in the 21st century. Its purpose was to help all citizens regardless of their income level. The Internet was originally cited as a model for this superhighway; however, with the explosion of the Web, the Internet became the information superhighway whether it was ready for it or not.