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Italy to hold Internet Day on 30 April

Tuesday 29 March 2016 | 11:58 CET | News
Italy will commemorate the 30th anniversary of its first connection to the internet on 30 April, announced prime minister Matteo Renzi in a Facebook post. "Italy was the fourth European country to get connected after Norway, Britain and East Germany," said Renzi, adding that the date "lives on in the minds and hearts of the internet pioneers… those who imagined, wanted and made the connection to the computer network a reality." Scientists at the National Research Centre in Pisa first connected to the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET) on 30 April 1986. Renzi said the

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