Updated 18 Jun, 2013, 8:58 pm IST
The Internet, a revolutionary communications system used daily by billions of people the world over, turned 30 Tuesday. The computer network officially began functioning when it fully substituted previous networking systems Jan 1, 1983, the Telegraph reported.
The Internet is now 30 years old (image credit: GettyImages)
It was developed at many American universities, including the University of California - Los Angeles (UCLA) and the Stanford Research Institute. In 1973, work on the IPS and Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) technology began.
The new systems were designed to replace the more vulnerable Network Control Program (NCP) used previously, and made sure the network was not exposed to a single point of failure.
By Jan 1 1983, the substitution of the older system for the new Internet protocol had been completed and the Internet was born. British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee later used it to host a system of interlinked hypertext documents in 1989, known as the World Wide Web.
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