Evolving State of Networks

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Write a 2-page essay paper that explains what changes and/or evolving state of networks, demonstrating an understanding of the differences between traditional and next-generation networks. The paper should be in APA format with viable sources to solidify one’s thoughts presented. The references must not be more than five years old and no more than one entity source and no more than one N.D source. All references listed on the reference page must have a proper in-text citation in the body of the paper.