information superhighway


(Or "Infobahn", "Info Strada") The name coined by US Vice-president Al Gore in the early 1990s for the emerging high-speed global communications network capable of carrying voice, data, video, and other services around the world. These services use satellite, copper cable, optical fibre, mobile telecommunications, and are accessible via set-top boxes or suitably equipped computers.

See also National Information Infrastructure.

Last updated: 2001-03-31

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Information Resource Managementinformation superhighwayInformation Systems Factory

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