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The Brits that built the tech behind the internet

Video: Inside Bletchley Park's Technology of the Internet exhibition
Written by Nick Heath, Contributor on

Video: Inside Bletchley Park's Technology of the Internet exhibition

Britain's very own internet pioneers are the subject of an exhibition at the National Museum of Computing in Bletchley Park.

silicon.com went along to The Technology of the Internet exhibition to discover how researchers at the National Physical Laboratory in Teddington invented packet switching, the technology that allows information to be sent and received over the internet.

Despite being invented in the 1970s, the packet-switching network offered connection speeds of 2Mbps - a speed comparable to that offered by many broadband services today.

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