History of internet

History of the Internet
The Internet is a series of interconnected computer networks, including the networks of government offices, businesses, and educational institutes. The Internet can be used to communicate with others by sending an Internet Protocol (IP) packet to a specific “address” on the Internet. The tremendous popularity of the Internet as a means to disseminate information and conduct business is evidenced by the equally tremendous growth in the medium. In the mid-1980s, the Internet consisted of roughly one thousand computer networks. Today, the Internet consists of hundreds of thousands of networks and continues to grow rapidly. This section provides a brief history of the Internet and the World Wide Web (WWW).

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