A network which provides open access to its users with little, if any, authentication being applied. The best example of an open network is the Internet.
Source: A Dictionary of the Internet (3 ed.) Darrel Ince. Oxford University Press Published online: 2013 Current Online Version: 2013. ISBN: 9780191744150: http://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/acref/9780191744150.001.0001/acref-9780191744150-e-2392?rskey=FMd4Qh&result=2318« Back to Glossary Index