We can trace the Internet’s roots back to 1962, a computer scientist called J.C.R Licklider wrote memos that discussed a global computer network. Licklider wanted to create a means for people to get information from every part of world. In October of that year, Licklider was made the head of a department at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, which is part of the US Department of Defense.
ARPANET which was the first precursor to the current Internet and made use of packet switching for data transmission. The network connection on ARPANET was made between 4 centers in 1969. The four stations which made up ARPANET were University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), Stanford Research Institute (SRI), University of Utah and University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB).
Before long, computers from many stations began connecting to the ARPANET network. On January 1st of 1983, the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP( was used with ARPANET. TCP/IP is now the main communication standard used for the interchange of data on the Internet.