As some of you may be aware, the 12th of March is a very important date in history. On this day 25 years ago a man by the name of Tim Berners-Lee first pitched the idea of the World Wide Web, a system intended for publishing information over the internet. Upon submission of Berners-Lee's proposal for the World Wide Web his manager at Cern scribbled "vague but interesting".
It wasn’t until December 20th, 1990 that the first ever website (created by Berners-Lee) went ‘live’. Eight months later on August 6th, 1991 the World Wide Web became a publicly available service on the internet.
Fast forward to 2014 and it is estimated that 2.5 billion people around the world are using the web. Of course, technology has changed since 1991, we now use a multitude of devices like PC’s, laptops, tablets and smartphones to connect us to the things that matter. It is hard to imagine what life would be like without certain things the internet has enabled us to do such as online banking, running a business, sending emails or connecting with friends on social media sites.
12th March is also a date circled on the calendar at MS3. After months of hard work building an independent fibre network around Hull and East Yorkshire 12 months ago today marks the day our first customer went ‘live’! Throughout the last year we have steadily increased our customer base and have not (touch wood!) suffered any faults within our network. For those reasons we can celebrate today and look back on our first year as one to remember.
Here’s too many more!