Thursday, October 29, 2009

Since When Did The Internet Start

This network consisted of four minicomputers interconnected with 56kbps transmission lines and connected four different institutes. The ARPANET grew and more and more computers were added to the network. Soon the ARPANET spanned over entire US. It was the year 1972 when almost entire US was covered with the ARPANET. At the same time, NSF (the US National Science Foundation) designed its own subnet (NSFNET) which used hardware similar to the ARPNET but slightly different software. . The internet we are using today is an evolution of the initial networks and is much more complex. New technological amendments and innovations have been added to this initial network. A long history of events covers the evolution of Internet since its birth. When did the internet start? To find an answer let’s look back at the history of the internet.