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BRIDGE. A building constructed over a river, creek, or other stream, or ditch or other place, in order to facilitate the passage over the same. 3 Harr. 108.
     2. Bridges are of several kinds, public and private. Public bridges may be divided into, 1st. Those which belong to the public; as state, county, or township bridges, over which all the people have a right to pass, with or without paying toll these are built by public authority at the public expense, either of the state itself, or a district or part of the state.
     3. - 2d. Those which have been built by companies, or at the expense of private individuals, and over Which all the people have a right to pass, on the payment of a toll fixed by law. 3d. Those which have been built by private individuals and which have been dedicated to public uses. 2 East, R. 356; 5 Burr. R. 2594; 2 Bl. R. 685 1 Camp. R. 262, n.; 2 M. & S. 262.
     4. A private bridge is one erected for the use of one or more private persons; such a bridge will not be considered a public bridge, although it may be occasionally used by the public. 12 East, R. 203-4. Vide 7 Pick. R. 844; 11 Pet. R. 539; 7 N. H. Rcp. 59; 1 Pick. R. 432; 4 John. Ch. R. 150.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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-- Access points account for 63% of wireless LAN hardware revenue, and NICs account for 37%; these proportions will remain stable through 4Q03, but the proportion of access point revenue will increase through CY06, as NIC prices are falling rapidly
Compared with LAN hardware, WLAN equipment is relatively expensive (we'll break down costs later in this article).
Worldwide wireless LAN hardware revenue topped $658 million in the third quarter, up 11% from the second quarter, according to Infonetics Research.
The "Fast Packet Keying" solution is customized to the hardware environment of wireless LAN products, designed to allow vendors to offer the highest levels of data protection without replacing wireless LAN hardware and to preserve interoperability.
Data managers, often brought in after the fact, are faced with the choice of replacing thousands of dollars worth of LAN hardware or finding a means to get their different systems to work together.