A Brief History of the Internet in Saudi Arabia

Alshahran, Hamed A. (2016) A Brief History of the Internet in Saudi Arabia. TechTrends, 1 (60). pp. 19-20. ISSN 1559-7075

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While the Internet has developed into a pivotal tool in world communications, Saudi Arabia was quite late in connecting it to the public, compared with developed or even other developing countries (Al-Hajery 2004). The delay in launching the Internet in Saudi Arabia came from the government's concerns and reservations about the effects of such a new service on their conservative culture. In Saudi Arabia, academic institutions were the first sectors to use the Internet before it was available to the public. According to Al-Tawil (2001).“King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) in Dhahran was the first institution to connect to the Internet in 1993 through the College of Computer Sciences and Engineering”(p. 2). However, due to the low speed of the connection, only email was provided to KFUPM. Later, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), an

Item Type|تصنيف النتاج العلمي: Article| منشور علمي
Subjects | مجال موضوع النشر: Computer
Computer Networks and Communications Engineering
Computer Sciences
Computer Sciences and Information Systems
Divisions | الكلية: College of Education > Education
Depositing User: Dr. HAMED ALSHAHRANI
Date Deposited: 28 May 2018 12:25
Last Modified: 28 May 2018 12:25
URI: http://eprints.kku.edu.sa/id/eprint/3783

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