Ethernet’s 50th Anniversary: An Infographic Journey Through Five Decades of Connectivity


Half a century into its existence, Ethernet technology still stands as the silent giant of our interconnected era. Like the digital DNA of our world, it connects billions of devices, building an immense network that traverses the boundless cyberspace of the Internet.

In anticipation of the upcoming 50th anniversary of Ethernet, we've orchestrated a continuous stream of content, designed not only to inform but also to inspire and engage our readers. This commemorative series aims to shed light on the various facets of Ethernet's evolution and celebrate the transformative impact it has had on our interconnected world.

In the inaugural blog of this series, I took a deep dive into Ethernet’s illustrious past, beginning from its birth in 1973. This provided a comprehensive view of the early phases of its development and the significant milestones that have marked its journey. In the subsequent blog post, I broadened the narrative to include a detailed exploration of the myriad innovations that Ethernet has spurred over its half-century existence.

History and Future of Ethernet Infographic

As we stand on the brink of celebrating the golden jubilee of Ethernet's establishment, we've put together this snazzy infographic to help you visualize Ethernet's past, present, and future. Want a copy for yourself? Just click on the link below to download the PDF version. Why not print it out in all its vibrant colors and make it a focal point in your workspace? Don't forget to share the Ethernet love by passing it along to your friends and colleagues.

Download now!

Be sure to check back with us next week on May 22nd, 2023, the official Ethernet birthday, as we go all out to celebrate half a century of Ethernet with a special video!

About the Author
Extreme Office of the CTO - OCTO
Office of the CTO

The Office of the CTO at Extreme Network analyzes forthcoming inflection points and trends for a wide audience – a relatable, trusted resource for future facing, new ideas at the cutting edge of technology and networking.

Full Bio