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The Internet
The of the internet go back to 1969 when the American department established the Arpanet network for research scientists. By 1981 it included over 200 .

In the late 1980s an open, network was established - NSFNET. When the number of personal computers grew , an internet service for PCs became available in 1989. Two years later NSFNET joined it. In 1990 the World Wide Web system was and in 1994 WWW browsers came online.

The number of people on the internet grew from about 15 million in 1995 to around 972 million in 2005, about 15% of the world's . This has continued and shows no signs of stopping.

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