A brief history of the Internet

The ’50s: The Cold War

The birth of the Internet can be traced back to the middle of the last century.

In 1957, the Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik I. In response, the U.S. government created ARPA (Advanced Research Projects Agency), which was responsible for developing emerging technologies which is part of the United States Department of Defense because both nations were in the midst of a cold war.

The ‘60s-’70s: ARPANET

  • In 1969, a communication network for…

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