From the History Records of the Internet in Kharkov



  • 1991 - The creation of the regional access centre to the Relcom/Internet network on Kharkov long distance telegraph telephone exchange. The beginning of commercial usage of the Internet.
  • 1992 - Organising of pathway channels for computer communication with the network nodes in Kiev and other East Ukraine towns. Today these towns are Dnepropetrovsk, Zaporozhye, Donetsk, Lugansk, Kremenchug.
  • 1993 - The node became the first IP provider in Ukraine, thus initiating on-line access to the Internet.
  • 1994 - Rendering the whole spectre of the Internet services (including TELNET, FTP, SMTP and others) based on TCP/IP protocol.
  • 1996- The capacity of Kharkov's most powerful modem pool is increased to 32 access lines. Switch access to the node sites is accomplished through four serial numbers, business class numbers, through the telephone network "Iskra-1" and "Iskra-2". Non-switch access through the set lines is accomplished through Cisco 2511 routing device. The opening of a students' Internet centre( in Kharkov Polytechnic University( The opening of "Gate Way Kharkov Service Ltd" company (
  • 1997 - Total Internet access speed is increased to 128 Kbyte/sec. The speed of a single channel is 64 Kbyte/sec. The opening of Kharkov's Web site ( .
  • 1998 - The creation of backbone for direct routing with all Kharkov Internet providers (KHARKOV.NET  project.)
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