Listed in this page are articles about the most important networks between 1968 and 2000.


After ARPANET adopted TCP/IP, connections with other networks were made easier and soon a network of networks called NSFNET was spread all over the United States. In the meanwhile other networks were created all around the world; for example, CYCLADES (also using TCP/IP) was created in France, and ALOHANET was created at the University of Hawaii as a demonstration of the first packet data wireless network. In December 1988 the first intercontinental connection between the NSFNET and european networks was created using a low-speed satellite relay. After this, many other intercontinental connections followed to create the worldwide network of networks that is widely known as the Internet.

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