Most definitions found in this glossary are adapted with permission from this text book:

Maheu, M., Whitten, P., & Allen, A. (2001). eHealth, Telehealth & Telemedicine: A Guide to Startup and Success. New York: Jossey-Bass.

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Local area network (LAN)

A network of computers, printers, servers, and other equipment, typically all located within an enterprise, that can support audio, video, and data exchange. Differentiated from metropolitan area networks (MANs) and wide area networks (WANs) by the size of the area serviced and to some extent by the protocols used; the LAN is the smallest.
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Low earth orbit (LEO)

Describing satellite technology aimed to serve two-way high-speed networking, teleconferencing, telehealth, and other interactive applications.
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