The Internet, commonly called "the Net," is a globally connected network system facilitating worldwide communication and access to data resources through a vast collection of private, public, business, academic and government networks.

The internet has been called “The Information Superhighway” and to the majority of people it is an integal part of their daily work, learning and social life.

There's almost no limit to what you can do online.

The internet enables you to stay in touch with family and friends, communicate with anybody in the world, as well as listen to music, watch TV or videos, plan and book your holidays, pay bills, make credit/debit card payments and shop from the comfort of your own home. By using a simple search engine you can access information on virtually any topic or question in a matter of seconds.

Connecting to the Internet

Before you can start using the internet you must set-up an internet connection.

The following guides explain your options:

However, with so much information available, using the internet can be both intimidating and confusing.

The following guides will give provide all the information and instruction that you need to become a confident internet user:

Choosing an Internet Service Provider

Comprehensive help and advice with choosing a broadband/wireless service provider can be found at MAG - TELEPHONE/TV/INTERNET.

Internet connection troubleshooting

If you can't connect to the Internet or your connection speed is slow there are several things that could be wrong.

Troubleshooting tips to locate the problem can be found at the following links:

Computer secrity threats

Every computer that is connected to the internet is potentially vulnerable to online security breaches. These breaches can take many forms and in order to protect your device and data you must first understand the nature of these risks.

For a comprehensive guide to Computer Security Threats continue to:


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