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Backbone Router

A backbone router uses leased lines to connect different parts of a network. A typical backbone router functions without built-in digital dial-up wide-area interfaces. A backbone router can also be referred to as a core network. The backbone router, or core network, is a part of a more extensive computer network that interconnects parts of the network, providing paths for the exchange of information between different LANs and subnetworks.

What Small and Midsize Businesses Need to Know About Backbone Router

In SMBs, a backbone router is part of the overall IT network infrastructure that allows for broader communication between diverse systems that might be located in different geographic areas. For example, a backbone router can allow various networks to communicate within the same building, in different buildings, in a campus environment, or over even more expansive areas. This is especially useful for businesses that share information in other buildings or businesses that are in the processes of scaling up, scaling down, or even moving locations.

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