When was the Internet invented?

Believe it or not, a long time ago, the world functions well even without the internet. Communication are done using snail mail, telephones and fax. The fastest way to deliver a message is by using Telegram. And no, not the Telegram instant messaging app, but an actual Telegram service located at the post office. At that time, buying stamps to deliver letters or postcard is a norm. Now, with the internet, it has revolutionize the whole way how people communicate. So if you are wondering when was the internet invented and comes into the picture, internet originally originated from a contract awarded by the US Department of Defense to University of California in developing the first network computer called the ARPANET.



This research is done based on the scenario of a war in which a data on a computer can be transferred quickly to another computer instantly. Therefore the idea of networking the computer comes into place. This occurred during the 1950s as the ARPANET becomes the first network to use the Internet Protocol that soon become the standard protocol for the internet nowadays. In the 1980s, the ARPANET was expanded and Internet Protocol Suite or TCP/IP becomes the standard protocol. As the success of the ARPANET and the standard protocol was developed, commercial internet service providers or also known as ISPs began to form in the late 1980s. So, we can say that the internet was invented back in the 1950s but the commercial internet began to sprout out to the world in the late 1980s. From there on, the internet grew rapidly and have been connecting not just the United States but also the rest of the world. The cables infrastructure for the internet quickly takes place as the demand for internet grew over the years. People also learn to harness the power of the internet from just sending files during the ARPANET era to browsing the net for source of information. The birth of social media also utilizes the internet to shape the culture and also reshape the communication.



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