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.
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.