Uniform Resource Identifier (URI)
A Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) is a string of characters used to identify a resource. This identification enables interaction with representations of the resource over a network, typically the World Wide Web, using specific protocols. Schemes specifying a concrete syntax and associated protocols define each URI. The most common form of URI is the Uniform Resource Locator (URL), frequently referred to informally as a web address.
How Bandwidth is Involved with URI
Bandwidth is involved with URIs in the same way that every other business with a website is. For example, the glossary page that you are viewing right now has a URI linked to it which is also referred to as a URL or a web address. When navigating the internet, users can find pages that they are looking for via URIs. If the Bandwidth website was considered as a neighborhood, then each webpage on our site could be considered a location or “home”. In turn, the URI could be considered the address that gets a user to their desired webpage or “home”.