LAN is an acronym for Local Area Network. As its name implies, LANs are networks in a relatively local location such as the network in a house, office or place of business.

As a LAN describes a local network, any type of networking devices may be used in a LAN. This could include a connections of devices established by using routers, switches, hubs, or wireless networking equipment such as access points.


LMAO is an acronym that stands for Laughing My Ass Off.

The acronym is primarily used in text messaging, chatting, or on social media. It’s used to convey lots of laughter when something is very funny such as a joke, a meme or a video. While there are many variations of LMAO, the most popular is LMFAO, which is an acronym for Laughing My F*cking Ass Off.



John: “Check out this video of a cat on a Roomba!”

Jane: “LMAO!”


LTE-U, or LTE Unlicensed, is a technology originally developed by Qualcomm to utilize unlicensed spectrum in the 5GHz band to allow cellphone carriers to boost LTE capacity. LTE-U devices would operate similar to a Wi-Fi hotspot with the same rules and regulations of the 5GHz band, but rather than outputting Wi-Fi signals, the LTE-U hotspot would output LTE signal.

LTE-U has seen some controversy over the years by groups claiming that LTE-U could interfere with WiFi connectivity as both devices operate on the same 5GHz band.

Verizon announced that it began testing LTE-U in November 2016. T-Mobile announced plans to launch LTE-U in Spring 2017.