METROPOLITAN AREA NETWORK (MAN):
- A MAN interconnects different Sites, User Terminals, and enables LANs to Communicate with each other but within a city.
- It covers region larger than LAN but smaller than WAN.
- MANs normally covers an area of between 5 to 50 Km.
- Like WAN it is not owned by a single organization.
- Installation cost is high than LAN but less than WAN.
- Data transmission speed is high than WAN but less than LAN.
- (e.g.) Network of different branches of a company within city