Green light for internet makeover project

A contractor that played a key role in the internet’s birth will oversee efforts to redesign the network from scratch.The National Science Foundation announced BBN Technologies will get up to $US10 million over four years to oversee the planning and design of the Global Environment for Network Innovations.Many researchers want to rethink the internet’s underlying architecture, saying a “clean slate” approach is the only way to truly address security, mobility and other challenges that have cropped up since the internet’s birth in 1969.

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