The History of the Internet (Infographic)

A look at the most important milestones from 1969 through 2012 -- when Internet users reached 2.4 billion.

Though there may be some question as to who really, really invented the Internet, the Net's milestones through history are clear, as detailed by this infographic from security software firm AVG -- from the birth of Arpanet in 1969 to the first virus in 1971, all the way through the number of Internet users breaking 2.4 billion in 2012.