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Internet Timeline 1968

ARPANET Is Proposed and Contracted Out

In 1968 DARPA sent out a Request for Proposals for a network project called ARPANET. The project was awarded in three parts:
  • UCLA was awarded a contract to create a Network Measurement Center.
  • Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Inc. (BBN) was awarded the packet switching contract to build Interface Message Processors (IMP).
  • Network Working Group (NWG) had the task of developing protocols to communicate over the ARPANET.