From invention to reinvention.
From the first e-mail, to the billionth video streamed today, we are straining the network’s bandwidth more than ever. Scroll to see how we got here and learn about the network solutions that will keep up with our appetite for connection.
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The first transatlantic fiber cable is laid.
The first transatlantic cable to patch into the network is TAT-8, which goes into operation in 1988.
The world's first webcam is used in the Cambridge University science department.
The first rudimentary webcam debuts in a shared online forum.
A blogging revolution takes place.
In the May 2002 issue of Wired, pioneering blogger and author Andrew Sullivan explores the tsunami of first-wave blogs and distribution platforms reshaping the relationship between content creators and publishers.
YouTube is launched by three ex-PayPal employees.
Creating the “new” celebrity, one viral video at a time.
The network rush hour emerges.
Millions of people simultaneously flocking to the network results in a battle for bandwidth.