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Definition: Telenet

(1) For the terminal emulation program, see Telnet.

(2) One of the first value-added, packet switching networks that enabled terminals and computers to exchange data. Established in 1975 by Dr. Lawrence Roberts, who helped develop ARPANET, Telenet was acquired by GTE in 1979. After it was acquired by Sprint in 1986, it was renamed SprintNet.

Telenet Group N.V.
Telenet Group N.V. is the major provider of cable Internet service in Belgium. It was launched in 1996.