Yes, network is initialized by default when you boot Active@ LiveCD.
You can also turn off the Network, or configure a particular IP Address and Firewall state in Boot Disk Creator.
You can Add, Edit and Remove Wired, Wireless, Mobile, VPN & DSL connections after boot up in Configure Desktop panel:
Active@ LiveCD contains wide range of network drivers for Wired and Wireless (Wi-Fi) connections. It supports all popular network cards.
In other words, any type of Windows-style network communication is available.