1968 A physical network was constructed to link four different universities (University of California at Los Angeles, SRI, University of California at Santa Barbara, and University of Utah).
1972 Ray Tomlinson created the first e-mail program
1973 The TCP/IP protocol was developed by Vinton Cerf and Bob Kahn. It allowed network to better connect and communicate
1976 Ethernet was developed by Dr. Metcalfe which enabled the coaxial cable to move information quicker.
1979 Steve Bellovin, Tom Truscott, and Jim Ellis created the USENET
BITNET was created for e-mail use by IBM
1980 CSNET 56 Kbps created by the National Science Foundation
1983 The DNS (Domain Name System) was created by the University of Wisconsin to allow people better access to servers without having to use numbers
1985 T1 lines were developed by the National Science Foundation
1987 NET and CSNET were linked together to become the Corporation for Research and Educational Networking
1990 Advanced network and service was formed to research high speed networking
1991 National Research and Education Network created to research high speed networking
1992 Internet Society created
World Wide Web created by CERN
1993 "Mosiac for X" created by the University of Illinois, NCSA and Marc Andreeson
1994 Massive growth of Internet use.
Pizza Hut begins to allow ordering on the web
1995 National Science Foundation no longer gives direct access to the NSF
1996-present Internet is used more often than ever for many purposes. It is backed by independent ISP's, such as MCI, Sprint, and AT&T