information superhighway

noun

Definition of information superhighway 

: a telecommunications infrastructure or system (as of television, telephony, or computer networks) used for widespread and usually rapid access to information especially : internet

called also infobahn, information highway

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These guys are the ones who are sort of being left on the side road of the information superhighway. Sarah Jones, The New Republic, "Can White Supremacists Unlearn Hate?," 13 Apr. 2018 By the time the World Wide Web was spinning up in the mid-90s, the GIF was paved right into the asphalt of the information superhighway. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "The GIF Is Dead. Long Live the GIF.," 18 Aug. 2016 And with less disposable income to buy their way onto internet fast lanes, cohorts of color could find themselves in the back of the bus on the information superhighway. Ellen Mcgirt, Fortune, "raceAhead: News Media Fails Black Families, Russell Simmons #NotMe, Another VC is Out," 15 Dec. 2017 Media The information superhighway is paved with websites, which are also employers. Daniel Bortz, Fortune, "These Are the 10 Best Industries for Job Satisfaction," 29 Sep. 2017

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1983, in the meaning defined above

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