WORK BEGINS ON PROJECT GIGABIT ROLLOUT TO 45,000 HARD TO REACH HOMES ACROSS CAMBRIDGESHIRE
19 February 2024
When the Internet started out as a strategically important yet humble US defense project, little did its engineers know that it would become the commercial, social and life transforming medium that we know and use so regularly today. Before Facebook and Twitter were even an idea, before anyone thought about being able to sell products online and well before you could call your family or control your home heating system from your mobile, the Internet’s first beginnings aimed only to send a message. The first message sent between a laboratory at the University of California (UCLA) and Stanford Research Institute (SRI) was sent via ‘ARPANET’, a US Department for Defense project back in 1969. That was the start! It took a further 20 years for Sir Tim Berners-Lee to develop the World Wide Web and really initiate the beginning of the Internet as we know it, a hugely successful, international commercial and social communications tool that has revolutionised pretty much every aspect of our lives both business and personal. Just when you think it can’t get any bigger, new ideas and technologies come along to expand the reach of the Internet even further- we bet back in 1969 their imagination didn’t go as far as discussing connected cars, fridges and wearable devices! Our history of the Internet infographic shows just some of the landmarks in our Internet journey.
With network projects in over 60 cities and construction underway to reach up to 8 million homes
19 February 2024
14 February 2024
The challenges CityFibre and Up-Connect must tackle before any newly built, full fibre network can go live across the UK - including those for Project Gigabit.
13 February 2024