Last edited 07 Apr 2022


The glossary of statistical terms, published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), defines the internet as: ‘A global system of linked computer networks that allows data communication services such as remote log in, file transfer, electronic mail, bulletin boards and news groups.’

It defines an intranet as: ‘An internet-like system only operating within a single organisation.’

This is as opposed to an extranet, which is a computer network that allows controlled access from the outside.

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