Definitions for "Wide-Area Network"
Keywords:  wan, geographic, lans, span, largest
A computer network distributed over a large geographical distance. It usually includes two or more LANs. The largest WAN is the Internet.
A group of geographically separated computers connected via dedicated lines or satellite links. The Internet enables small organizations to simulate a wide-area network without the cost of one.
A data transmission facility that connects geographically dispersed sites using long-haul networking facilities.