A ‘Brief’ History of the Internet – fossBytes



In the recent past, people have tried to make others understand and they have failed to understand anything about the net neutrality Keeping in mind the ongoing discussion about the need of the Open Internet, today I’m sharing a video and some facts that you must know about the history of and the internet.

In 1969, the researchers for DARPA sent the first data packet between the systems in Los Angeles in Stanford using ARPANET which eventually evolved to become the modern internet. By the end of 1971, there were 15 different nodes across the US connected to the same.

In 1971, e-mail was invented and the very next year, transmission control protocol was created which established how data is transferred. By the mid-nineteen-seventies, first international ARPANET connections were made to England and Norway. It was followed by other networks in US departments of Energy and NASA.

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More and more networks began to come into the limelight throughout the eighties all across the US. In 1989, Tim Bernes-Lee invented the World Wide Web at the Sun Physics Laboratory in Switzerland. The internet went public in 1990 which provided a standard to the computers to interact with each other. First dial-up internet service was launched in Brookline Massachusetts in 1993 followed by the first search engine launch in the same year.

By the end of year 1994, there were 11 million Americans using the internet and in 1996, Nokia released the first internet phone. By the year 2000, there were 1,000,000,000 (1 billion) unique web pages. By 2012, there were 1 billion users on Facebook.

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