NSF Deploys The 1.544 Mbps(T1) NSFNET
Backbone:50Kbps ARPANET, 56Kbps CSNET, 1.544Mbps(T1) NSFNET
In 1985 a number of agreements were in place to connect networks, such as the
academic CSnet (Computer Science Network), to the ARPANET. To increase the
speed on the net, the National Science Foundation began deploying its new T1
lines (1.544Mbps), which would be finished by 1988.