The history of the Internet

Timeline created by pkokkinias
  • The first e-mail program was created by Ray Tomlinson

    The first e-mail program was created by Ray Tomlinson of BBN. The Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) was renamed The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (or DARPA).
  • First Use of Tern Internet

    First Use of term Internet by Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn in paper on Transmission Control Protocol.
  • Dr. Robert M. Metcalfe develops Ethernet

    Dr. Robert M. Metcalfe develops Ethernet, which which allowed coaxial cable to move data extremely fast.This was a crucial component to the development of LANs.The packet satellite project went into practical use.
  • Internet Activities Board (IAB) was created

    Internet Activities Board (IAB) was created in 1983. On January 1st, every machine connected to ARPANET had to use TCP/IP. TCP/IP became the core Internet protocol and replaced NCP entirely.
  • NSF established a new network, named NREN

    The NSF established a new network, named NREN, the National Research and Education Network. The purpose of this network is to conduct high speed networking research.
  • Internet Society is chartered.

    Internet Society is chartered. World-Wide Web released by CERN. NSFNET backbone upgraded to T3 (44.736Mbps).
  • The Internet grows.

    Hundreds of thousands of new hosts were added to the INTERNET during this time period.
  • Most Internet traffic is carried by backbones of independent ISPs

    Most Internet traffic is carried by backbones of independent ISPs, including MCI, AT&T, Sprint, UUnet, BBN planet, ANS, and more.
  • Internet2 Developed

    Internet2 is an exceptional community of U.S. and international leaders in research, academia, industry and government who collaborate via innovative technologies.
  • WiFi is standardized

    Over the years that follow, this technology begins appearing as a built-in feature of portable computers and many handheld devices.
  • Internet of Today

    As of today, the Internet has expanded into many ways and into many kinds of devices. The web can help with communication, production, commercial advertising and business, news, and entertainment and recreation.