Telecom is the shortened version of the word telecommunications. Telecom can be used to describe the data exchange of information between long distances. Data information can be in the form of text, audio, and video. It can be transmitted by various means including wire, fiber optic cable, satellite, or wirelessly such as cellular, radio, or television communications. Telecom can also be used to describe the telecommunications industry as a whole. The Internet is the largest form of a telecom network but government agencies, businesses, media networks and consumers use a variety of forms of telecom in everyday life.