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Internet: history, evolution and functioning

Internet: history, evolution and functioning

According to the University of Colorado at Boulder, the Internet is a vast network that connects computers around the world via more than 750,000 miles (1,200,000 kilometers) of cables underground and under sea.

It’s the fastest communication method in the world, sending data from London, UK to Sydney, Australia in just 250 milliseconds, for example. Building and maintaining the Internet has been a monumental feat of ingenuity.

What is the internet?