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Boy at computer What is the internet?
If you are reading this, you are already on the internet!

The internet is basically a network of millions of computers linked by telephone lines.

It brings together people, homes, schools and businesses around the world.

The original internet was set up in 1969 for the US Army as a way of protecting their computer system.

If one set of computers was destroyed, the internet meant that they could keep going by using computers in other locations.

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