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Internet Timeline 1976

UUCP Copy Protocol / Royal Email

Backbone:50Kbps ARPANET, Hosts:95*

UUCP Copy Protocol
The UUCP (Unix-to-Unix CoPy) program was developed at AT&T Bell Labs. UUCP is a collection of computer programs and protocols allowing remote execution of commands and transfer of files, email and netnews between computers. AT&T Bell Labs distributed UUCP with the UNIX operating system one year later.

Royal Email
Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom, sent out the first royal email.

* Total hosts during this year is an estimate