Vinton G. Cerf "Father of the Internet"
Backbone:50Kbps ARPANET, Hosts:78*
In 1974, the term Internet was first used by Vinton Cerf and Bob Kahn in
a paper on Transmission Control Protocol. Commercial interests hit in 1974
when BBN developed a commercial version of ARPANET called Telenet. It was
the first commercially available packet-switching network and was widely used
by early online services like Compuserve and GEnie. Becuase of Cerf's contributions,
he is considered by many as the Father of the Internet.
* Total host during this year is an estimate