Congress allows commercial networks to connect to the Internet
2nd October 1992
On 2nd October 1992, Congress passed the Scientific and Advanced Technology Act, allowing commercial networks to connect to NSFNet. This essentially freed up the Internet from government control.
Three years later, the National Science Foundation relaxed all regulations on the usage of its institutional networks. The day of the commercial Internet had begun, and to this day, the majority of the infrastructure of the Internet remains in commercial hands.