The History of Jacksonville.com

The Florida Times-Union made its initial foray into cyberspace on April 1, 1996, with the launching of ConnecT-U.

ConnecT-U, which was launched in conjunction with The Times-Union becoming an Internet Service Provider through InfiNet, included a smattering of stories gleaned from the day's editions.

On April 20, 1997, Jacksonville.com replaced ConnecT-U as The Florida Times-Union's presence on the Internet. Technical innovations developed in-house and at the corporate level have enabled Jacksonville.com to greatly increase the amount of content it produces daily.

That content and its presentation has helped Jacksonville.com win several prestigious state and national awards. An updated list of our awards is posted here.

Our site has continued to grow over the years with the addition of new sports, entertainment, community and classified sections.