Wide area networks cover a large geographic area like a city, a country or multiple countries. WANs normally connect multiple LANs and other smaller-scale area networks. WANs are built by large telecommunication companies and other corporations using highly-specialized equipment not found in consumer stores. The Internet is an example of a WAN that joins local and metropolitan area networks across the world.
Vintage Post Card: Los Angeles Civic Center From Hollywood Freeway On back of card: The Hollywood Freeway is one of a vast network of major highways engineered and designed to provide unobstructed driving to and from the metropolitan area of Los Angeles.