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Reference Al Gore didn't invent the Internet. Vinton Cerf & Bob Kahn are often called Fathers of the Internet.
Reference The internet makes it easy for users to send and receive data almost instantly. But how can latency be reduced for faster communication?
Reference The average adult spends around two full days a week on the Internet, but how does this vast network work?
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