TCP/IP and the Internet

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TCP/IP AND THE INTERNET

The glue that holds the Internet together is TCP/IP. Once the U.S. Department of Defense mandated the use of TCP/IP, vendors began to incorporate it into their products. With the release of the World Wide Web application in the 1990s, TCP/IP connectivity brought graphical web pages into the homes and businesses of millions worldwide. TCP/IP connectivity has now become a commodity service offered by Internet Service Providers (ISPs).