PHILIPPINE HISTORY OF THE INTERNET CATAJAY, Maria Carielle SUZON, Dianne
CIRCA 1986 – EfrenTarciasand James Chua operated the first FidoNetBBS, "STAR BBS" AUGUST 1986 - The first public access Philippine BBS, First-Fil RBBS, goes on-line - Dan Angeles and Ted Castaneda CIRCA 1987 - The First Philippine BBS network was established
1989 - EMC becomes the Philippine's first Internet Service Provider via UUCP. JOEL DISINI- became the ccTLD Manager for the PH Domain by Jon Postel. JON POSTEL– generally regarded as the “father of the Internet". NETWAY – product of Mr. Disini DECEMBER 1990 -(http://www.cyberbayan.org/) –the first Philippine website and discussion group.
CIRCA 1991 - Roberto Verzola'sE-Mail Center provided e-mail services to the Philippine NGO community JONATHAN MARSDEN’S FebNet opened up its private e-mail services to the general public 1993 - Philnet Phase I was implemented June 1993 - The Department of Science and Technology convened a Technical Committee
JULY 1993 - Phase I of the Philnet Project provided a limited electronic facility NOVEMBER 1993 - Phase II of the Philnet Project whereine a grant-in-aid of P12.5M was disposed MARCH 1994 - Internet via CISCO 7000 in Makati - De La Salle University is the first school to be connected via leased line to the wide area network of PLDT
MARCH 29, 1994 - Philippines was linked to the world via the Internet April 1994 - The Advance Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) under the DOST, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the University of Santo Tomas (UST) joined PHNet April 13, 1994 - The PHnet Basic Principles and the Internet Code of Conduct were established PORTALINCis the first commercial service provider launched in the summer of 1994.
MAY 1994 - The University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) and the DOST central office joined PHNet RON SAN JUAN’S Miss Saigon Page went online in 1994. AUGUST 1994 – MosCom became the first commercial ISP to provide true continuous TCP/IP-based connectivity SEPTEMBER 1994 – Akda, thefirst Philippine literary site went online
DECEMBER 10, 1994 - The Network Assistance Group (NAG) was established MARCH 1995 - Republic Act 7925, known as the Public Telecommunications Act of the Philippines, was passed. JUNE 1995 - Mindanao State University (MSU), the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Asian Institute of Management (AIM), and PDX became connected to PHNet
JUNE - AUGUST 1995 - Establishment of commercial ISP CIRCA 1996 - Entry of foreign ISPs in the Philippines **Bayantel and Sky Internet teamed up to provide the United Network Access (UNA) **The Philippine Internet Services Organization (PISO) was established
JANUARY 1996- Epicnet, Mail and GSI went online JUNE 1996- Connected to Cisco 7000 in Makati: Cebu, Zamboanga, Sorsogon, Davao, Bacolod, Legaspi, Naga LATE 1996- Establishment of the Philippine Internet Exchange (PHIX) CIRCA 1997 -The International Data Corporation (IDC) estimated that there were approximately 85,000 Internet users in the Philippines in 1997
1997 **T1 (1.5 mbps) and E1 (2.048 mbps) connections to US Net providers became more commonplace **Global roaming networks allowed subscribers of local ISPs to access Net services abroad and be billed locally **ABS-CBN went online through its ABS-CBN Interactive Web site, as well as GMA Network by tying up with Webquest and coming up with GMANetwork.com
1997 **Major broadsheets went online **Philippine cybermags sprung up: 1969, Internet World Philippines, The Web Philippines and Link **Establishment of Philippine Network Information Center/Infrastructure Consortium (PHNIC) AUGUST 1997 - There were 1090 PH domains
DECEMBER 1998 - The first Philippine Webby Awards was launched Philippine Internet Review: Ten Years of the Internet (1994-2004) – a special publication that chronicles and explains the development of the Internet in the Philippines
I Love You Virus ONEL DE GUZMAN - student from AMA Computer College Makati accidentally spread the virus through e-mails in 1999
CARLOS MIGUEL ALVAREZ PARAZ - has been involved in the technical directions of the local Internet DANIEL O. ESCASA - operating systems 2009 – Philippines reach 6.3 Million Online Gamers.