Arpanet

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Arpanet

The first digital network that utilized packet switching, which is the transmission of data, regardless of content, in manageable chunks called packets. This was a revolutionary technology and ultimately led to the creation of the modern Internet. It was developed in the 1960s by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
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The Internet began in 1969 as the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET).
Department of Defense networking project termed ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network).
Department of Defense's Advanced Research Projects Agency network) 20 years ago, and today electronic mail is a billion-dollar-ayear business and growing very rapidly.

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