According to Internet World Stats, there are 3.8 billion people around the world who are connected to the internet. There are many things people don’t know about the origin of the internet. Some of those things are how the internet was developed, who owns it, and how we have access to it. Out of all the people using the internet, not many know how it came to be. The internet is vital to our daily lives because it’s used everywhere and it’s really useful. The government and agencies were the first ones to have access to the internet. The internet was created provide the government with information and help them accomplish special tasks with information. Then by the early 1990s, the National Science Foundation started opening Internet access for commercial use. Since then, the internet has grown a lot. “By the beginning of the 21st century, some experts estimated the number of hosts connected to the internet worldwide at something on the order of 100 million, but the total number of individual users and individual computers connected to those hosts was much larger.” (“Internet”). The internet has a long journey before it went public. The internet project dates back to the 1960s. This project started at the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) of the U.S. Department of Defense (“Internet”). It has become super powerful and vital to our daily lives. Almost everyone uses it every day and it everywhere in our daily lives. Our water systems, telephone lines, etc are connected to the internet. The early 1990s was when the internet exploded in popularity. That is “thanks largely to such developments as privatization and the introduction of the interlinked system of text and multimedia files known as the World Wide Web (WWW).” (“Internet”). Robert Kahn and Vint Cerf are the founders of the internet. Both Robert Kahn and Vint Cerf were known as the “Fathers of the Internet”. “Robert Kahn is the co-inventor of the TCP/IP protocols and he was responsible for originating DARPA’s Internet program (Internet Hall of Fame).” Vint Cerf designed that TCP/IP protocols and whole architecture of the internet. They set up a system where nobody owns the internet. “In December 1997, President Bill Clinton presented the U.S. National Medal of Technology to Cerf and his colleague, Robert E. Kahn, for founding and developing the Internet (Internet Hall of Fame)”. It’s a large physical infrastructure that connects all the networks. “The Internet depends on the use of standardized protocols that permit unlike computer systems to communicate with each other. They are a common, or open, standard; that is, they are not proprietary, or exclusive, to any one manufacturer. (Internet)” It became mainstream in the early 1990s. The internet has a semi-complex system. Networks and satellites send and maintain the internet’s information. Every machine connected to the internet has its own IP protocol. It identifies every device individually just like a home address. “The Internet Protocol requires every machine connected to the Internet to have an IP address. An IP address is a sequence of numbers separated by dots—such as 192.168.0.1—that uniquely identifies a particular device. There are billions of IP addresses” (“Internet Protocol”). Wireless Internet access is the ability to connect to Internet services without the use of cables. The connection is instead established through radio signals. Such signals are carried by invisible waves of light called radio waves. Many electronic devices are designed for wireless Internet access. They include laptop and tablet computers, cell phones, and video game systems (“Wireless Internet Access”). Internet providers are companies that provide us with the internet. They own satellites and underground cables that transfer our internet. The more powerful the satellites are the longer distance they deliver our internet and faster. Modems are devices that let us connect to the internet. Most you reading this article may know what a modem is if you have home internet. It’s that little device that sits or hangs somewhere in your house that gives you internet. The internet is vital to our daily lives because it’s used everywhere and it’s really useful. There are many things that made the internet. It has been a long journey since the launch of the Internet. Some of the origins that took part of that were the internet development, internet ownership, and the internet access. Remember that without the internet our civilization wouldn’t be as advanced as it is and our daily life wouldn’t be the same.