The internet: History, evolution and how it works

The internet is a vast network that connects computers across the world via more than 750,000 miles (1,200,000 kilometers) of cable running under land and sea, according to the University of Colorado Boulder.

It is the world’s fastest method of communication, making it possible to send data from London, UK to Sydney, Australia in just 250 milliseconds, for example. Constructing and maintaining the internet has been a monumental feat of ingenuity.

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