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Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Happy birthday, the internet

The Register

By Lucy Sherriff
Published Wednesday 1st September 2004 12:08 GMT

It was 35 years ago today that ARPANET, the military network widely regarded as the progenitor of the internet, was switched on.

The Advanced Research Project Agency Network was a wide area network run by the US department of defense. It was used to test new networking technologies - notably large scale packet switching, a then pioneering method of sending data across a network.

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