How Has The Internet Evolved? 48 Years On…

by Lauren Ascroft on 31 Aug 2017


The first utter of the word internet was back in 1969 when Leonard Kleinrock connected a computer to the Interface Message Processor (IMP), which made contact with a second IMP, attached to a second computer, several miles away at the Stanford Research Institute. 12 years after this incident there were only 213 computer on the network, 14 years after that 16 million people were online and email was beginning to change the world.

Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989 while working at CERN. On 30th April 1993, CERN published a statement that made World Wide Web technology available on a royalty free basis, allowing the web to flourish. The internet has had a massive impact on society and has completely changed the way in which we work now that technology has advanced.

Following on from this big internet game changers began to start coming onto the scene:

  • 1995 – Amazon / Ebay
  • 1998 – Google
  • 2001 – Wikipedia
  • 2004 – Facebook

There are now 3.74 billion internet users world wide meaning internet speeds and Wi-Fi have both had to improve significantly to help with the demand. Over the last several years data speeds are faster across the board and wireless connections are more reliable than ever.

Your average broadband (or ADSL) is much the same which means that whatever service you most likely have at home and quite possibly at your business, it suffers from drop outs, dips in speed and no guarantees on service and contention levels.

Would you be happy if your business received or delivered such variables in service? The good thing is that there are solutions available to ensure you get a consistent guaranteed level of service.

EFM (Ethernet First Mile) and Fibre Leased Lines have no contention ratios which means you don’t share with anyone else (guaranteed at 1:1), and download and upload speeds are constant. Service Level Agreements ensure that if in the unlikely event you lose a connection you’ll get some money back if it’s not fixed within the SLA terms. This option is perfect for businesses that need to transfer large amounts of data and need guaranteed, reliable internet for their staff 24/7.

The addition of a managed routers & firewall service means that you have a complete and integrated security solution. A service you can rely on that has the highest level of security.

For more information on connectivity options please contact the Rockford Sales team on 0333 101 9000 – Option 1 or contact us here…

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