The Internet: History, Evolution and How It Works

The Internet is a vast network that connects computers around the world via more than 750,000 miles (1,200,000 km) of cable running underground and undersea, according to the University of Colorado Boulder.

It’s the world’s fastest means of communication, making it possible to send data from London, UK to Sydney, Australia in just 250 milliseconds, for example. Creating and maintaining the Internet has been a colossal feat of ingenuity.

What is the internet?