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Chronology of the Internet, 1957-2017

Sources: INA global, Le Réseau internet depuis 1957, ; International Telecommunications Union,


This chronology of key moments in the development of the Internet since the late 1950s shows the impact of the United States (in public research and then in the emergence of dominant private actors), the acceleration of technologies and products offered for sale, and the very rapid growth in the number of Internet users within a twenty-year period.


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