When did Internet start?

Idk when it started because Im only 14 and my mom said it didnt come out that long ago, but I want to know when it started like what year.

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  • The Internet went public in 1989.

    It wasn’t until many years later that it became widely known or used.

    Back in the early nineties the Internet was a completely different place. Text only web browsers eventually gave way to graphical ones which supported images, etc… more and more sites started popping up… eventually e commerce took hold… and probably by 2000 the Internet truly went ‘mainstream.’

    Believe it or not, back in the early to mid ninety’s, there were no stupid people on the Internet! Everyone who was on-line was very well educated and very much up on technology. I don’t even really know how to explain what I mean… the Internet has turned into a such a cesspool these days some people are unplugging and creating their own local Internets.

    So, to answer your question directly…. 1989 was the year TC/IP or the Internet went public. But remember, there is more to the Internet than just the web (www). WWW is just one part of a vast system which is the INTERNET!

  • When Did The Internet Start

  • The internet as we know it has only been around for for two decades, approximately early 1990’s. But the United States had been working on a national communication network for use in the military during the 1960’s. So your mom is right, the internet is fairly new but already in use by almost a third of the world.

  • Sometime in the 80s when the internet came out that’s when video games released so that’s pretty much when some online video games must of released with that internet.

  • 1982

    Research into packet switching started in the early 1960s and packet switched networks such as ARPANET, Mark I at NPL in the UK, CYCLADES, Merit Network, Tymnet, and Telenet, were developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s using a variety of protocols. The ARPANET in particular led to the development of protocols for internetworking, where multiple separate networks could be joined together into a network of networks.

    The first two nodes of what would become the ARPANET were interconnected between Leonard Kleinrock’s Network Measurement Center at the UCLA’s School of Engineering and Applied Science and Douglas Engelbart’s NLS system at SRI International (SRI) in Menlo Park, California, on 29 October 1969. The third site on the ARPANET was the Culler-Fried Interactive Mathematics center at the University of California at Santa Barbara, and the fourth was the University of Utah Graphics Department. In an early sign of future growth, there were already fifteen sites connected to the young ARPANET by the end of 1971. These early years were documented in the 1972 film Computer Networks: The Heralds of Resource Sharing.

    Early international collaborations on ARPANET were sparse. For various political reasons, European developers were concerned with developing the X.25 networks. Notable exceptions were the Norwegian Seismic Array (NORSAR) in 1972, followed in 1973 by Sweden with satellite links to the Tanum Earth Station and Peter T. Kirstein’s research group in the UK, initially at the Institute of Computer Science, London University and later at University College London.

    T3 NSFNET Backbone, c. 1992

    In December 1974, RFC 675 – Specification of Internet Transmission Control Program, by Vinton Cerf, Yogen Dalal, and Carl Sunshine, used the term internet, as a shorthand for internetworking; later RFCs repeat this use, so the word started out as an adjective rather than the noun it is today. Access to the ARPANET was expanded in 1981 when the National Science Foundation (NSF) developed the Computer Science Network (CSNET). In 1982, the Internet Protocol Suite (TCP/IP) was standardized and the concept of a world-wide network of fully interconnected TCP/IP networks called the Internet was introduced.

  • It was used by the military in late 60’s and became more popular in the 80’s but the internet we know today has been improving over time. They didn’t have nearly as many resources back when it was first being developed.

  • Internet

    Publicly accessible computer network connecting many smaller networks from around the world. It grew out of a U.S. Defense Department program called ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network), established in 1969 with connections between computers at the University of California at Los Angeles, Stanford Research Institute, the University of California-Santa Barbara, and the University of Utah. ARPANET’s purpose was to conduct research into computer networking in order to provide a secure and survivable communications system in case of war. As the network quickly expanded, academics and researchers in other fields began to use it as well. In 1971 the first program for sending e-mail over a distributed network was developed; by 1973, the year international connections to ARPANET were made (from Britain and Norway), e-mail represented most of the traffic on ARPANET. The 1970s also saw the development of mailing lists, newsgroups and bulletin-board systems, and the TCP/IP communications protocols, which were adopted as standard protocols for ARPANET in 1982–83, leading to the widespread use of the term Internet. In 1984 the domain name addressing system was introduced. In 1986 the National Science Foundation established the NSFNET, a distributed network of networks capable of handling far greater traffic, and within a year more than 10,000 hosts were connected to the Internet. In 1988 real-time conversation over the network became possible with the development of Internet Relay Chat protocols ( see chat). In 1990 ARPANET ceased to exist, leaving behind the NSFNET, and the first commercial dial-up access to the Internet became available. In 1991 the World Wide Web was released to the public (via FTP). The Mosaic browser was released in 1993, and its popularity led to the proliferation of World Wide Web sites and users. In 1995 the NSFNET reverted to the role of a research network, leaving Internet traffic to be routed through network providers rather than NSF supercomputers. That year the Web became the most popular part of the Internet, surpassing the FTP protocols in traffic volume. By 1997 there were more than 10 million hosts on the Internet and more than 1 million registered domain names. Internet access can now be gained via radio signals, cable-television lines, satellites, and fibre-optic connections, though most traffic still uses a part of the public telecommunications (telephone) network. The Internet is widely regarded as a development of vast significance that will affect nearly every aspect of human culture and commerce in ways still only dimly discernible.

  • The USA Government started using the internet during the Cold War so the Russians can’t spy on them ,it was a very secure network in that time ,and it wasn’t allowed for the public ,in 1982 it became allowed to the public.

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    When did Internet start?

    Idk when it started because Im only 14 and my mom said it didnt come out that long ago, but I want to know when it started like what year.

  • when I first started using the internet it was through America online back in the mid 1990’s.. back than American online was the biggest ISP

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