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Major Internet Milestones: A 30th Anniversary Celebration of the First Three-network Transmission

A major internet milestone occured on November 22, 1977. On this date the first known three-network transmission took place among SRI International, Menlo Park and the University of Southern California via London, England. The networks involved were the ARPANET, the Bay Area packet radio network, and the Atlantic packet satellite network.

This inter-network transmission among three dissimlar networks is generally regarded as the first true Internet connection. It was also a major milestone in packet radio, the technology behind WiFi and other kinds of wireless internet access.

On November 7, 2007, the Computer History Musuem and co-host the Web History Center will present a special celebration of this historic demonstration that spawned the Internet we know and use today.

Please join us for a panel presentiion with recollections and perspectives from Vint Cerf, Robert Kahn, Don Nielson and other key pioneers and luminaries involved.

The SRI van from which the packet radio transmission occured will be open for tours from 5:30-7 pm.

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Nov 07, 2007
6:00 pm

Add to Calendar 11/07/2007 6:00 pm America/Los_Angeles Major Internet Milestones: A 30th Anniversary Celebration of the First Three-network Transmission Computer History Museum 1401 N. Shoreline Boulevard Mountain View, CA, 94043 United States
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Computer History Museum
1401 N. Shoreline Boulevard
Mountain View, CA, 94043

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