Internet2 milestones

15 key events in the 15-year history of Internet2

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Internet2 has been around for 15 years, but it’s roots go back to NFSnet, which was officially turned on in 1986. Here are some other key moments in the history of Internet2.

SLIDESHOW: Internet2's Top 10 1sts and other achievements

Internet2 turns 15. Has it delivered on its promise?

1. 1985The National Science Foundation began funding the creation of five new supercomputing centers. At the same time, the NSF established NSFNet, a network connecting the centers to each other and to other campus networks using TCP/IP.

2. 1986 The NSFnet goes live, using PDP 11 minicomputers and running at a 56k bit/sec.

3. 1987 NSFnet expands the network to 13 nodes and boosts bandwidth to 1.5M bit/sec.

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