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Internet Timeline 1988

45 Mbps (T3) Approved / IANA Created

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

45 Mbps (T3) Approved
In 1988 the T1 NSFNET backbone was completed. Traffic increased so quickly that plans immediately began on upgrading the network again. NSF approves upgrades for NSFNET To 45 Mbps (T3), A high-speed network using T3, a 45 Mbps line. The new network would be complete by the end of 1991.

IANA Created
Jonathan B. Postel 1988 also brought the creation of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) to hand out network addresses. Jonathan B. Postel, creator of the Internet's address system, ran the IANA for many years.