CWI celebrates 30 year of open internet in Europe

On Saturday, 17 November at 2.28 pm it is exactly thirty years ago since the Netherlands was the first country in Europe to be connected to the Internet. System Administrator Piet Beertema of Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam received the confirmation that CWI – as the first institute outside the US – officially gained access to NSFnet, an academic computer network that later evolved into the worldwide Internet.

CWI reflects on this anniversary with the publication of a mini-documentary about this historic event. In this film, two of the people involved -Teus Hagen and Steven Pemberton- share their memories and talk about how they look back at that period.



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