Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

Short for Computer Science Network, CSNET is a computer network that was developed by the U.S. National Science Foundation in the early 1980's. This allowed computer science and engineering departments that were not doing research with the Department of Defense that could not connect to ARPANET to connect to a network of their own. CSNET helped bring and introduce thousands of new users to the Internet that we know today and was later merged into CREN in 1988.

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