The Interstellar Datalink Matrix is the dispersed network cloud that allows the speedy flow of information and almost instantaneous communication between distant worlds. The advanced technology behind the network makes possible the integrated political and economic systems of the planets within the Trillian Sector. The Matrix infrastructure is maintained and expanded by the government of the Interstellar Dominion as well as various private corporations and public institutions.
Interplanetary authorities have continually found the Datalink Matrix to be difficult to control. It has been alternately referred to as the sector's anarchic spirit and the sector's conscience.