WEBYODA'S COMPLETE HISTORY OF THE INTERNET 1989

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Internet Timeline 1989

First Public Internet Service Provider (ISP)

Backbone:50Kbps ARPANET, 56Kbps CSNET, 1.544Mbps(T1) NSFNET
Hosts:159,000

The World
In 1989 a company called "The World" was the first internet service provider (ISP) to offer dial-up access to the general public. As of October 2011, The World is still offering dial-up services via TheWorld.com.