The Internetworking Working Group (INWG) forms to address need for establishing standard protocols.
1973: Global networking becomes a reality as the University College of London (England) and Royal Radar Establishment (Norway) connect to ARPANET. 1974: The first Internet Service Provider (ISP) is born with the introduction of a commercial version of ARPANET, known as Telenet.
1979: USENET forms to host news and discussion groups.
1981: The National Science Foundation (NSF) provided a grant to establish the Computer Science Network (CSNET) to provide networking services to university computer scientists.
1987: The number of hosts on the Internet exceeds 20,000. 1989: com becomes the first commercial provider of dial-up access to the Internet.
1990: Tim Berners-Lee, a scientist at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, develops Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML).
Marc Andreesen develops the Mosaic Web browser at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. is created by Jerry Yang and David Filo, two electrical engineering graduate students at Stanford University.
1982: Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and Internet Protocol (IP), as the protocol suite, commonly known as TCP/IP, emerge as the protocol for ARPANET.
This results in the fledgling definition of the Internet as connected TCP/IP internets.
Credit for the initial concept that developed into the World Wide Web is typically given to Leonard Kleinrock. Licklider, the first director of the Information Processing Technology Office (IPTO), provided the backbone for the ubiquitous stream of emails, media, Facebook postings and tweets that are now shared online every day.
In 1961, he wrote about ARPANET, the predecessor of the Internet, in a paper entitled "Information Flow in Large Communication Nets." Kleinrock, along with other innnovators such as J. Here, then, is a brief history of the Internet: The precursor to the Internet was jumpstarted in the early days of computing history, in 1969 with the U. Defense Department's Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET).