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The Beginning of the Internet 2 and the Worldwide Web

The government’s review of the Inventor’s ideas in 1990 was the catalyst for the National Science Foundation to prepare the parked telecom network(s) called the NSFnet for commerce

It was this restructuring of the NSFnet which became the precursor for the Internet2. Inventor Dorothy M. Hartman alleges that even though it failed to fund her telecommunications services prototype business that nevertheless the NSF used her ideas to resurrect a defunct telecom network based on the Arpanet


The Inventor alleges that Internet 2 began with her submission of three proposals to the United States Federal Government through the Small Business Innovation Research Program . She presented proposals to the U.S. Small Business Administration first in March 1990 and later to the Benjamin Franklin Technology Center and to the Pennsylvania Department of Commerce . Proposals presented to each of these organizations were ultimately viewed by the National Science Foundation which determined funding . These proposals laid out how making some fundamental changes such as putting different types of transactions online and using cyberspace which is latent in computers as an alternative market or meeting place could revolutionize the telecom networks.

NSF Commercializes Telecom in 1990-1991
NSF Commercializes Telecom in 1990-1991
Users had to be taught how to use the new Internet which debuted after 1990
Users had to be taught how to use the new Internet which debuted after 1990

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Reviewed by Diana on Feb 23
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Summary: View different perspective of the invention of the Internet
Description: African-American female who claims that she has been overlooked in Internet History claims the invention of Internet 2 which debuted after 1990. Federal government has not acknowledged her .
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