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Last Updated: 3/11/01

Internet History

 In the late 1960's the U.S. Defense Department began the Internet as a military research project.  the government created a network that covered a large geographic area and that could withstand a nuclear attack.  If part of the network failed, information could find a new route around the disabled computers.

The network quickly grew to include scientists and researchers across the country and eventually included schools, businesses, organizations and individuals around the world.

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