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Project to Rebuild Internet Gets $12 Million and Massive Bandwidth

The Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI), a project that aims to rebuild the Internet has secured a $12 million grant from the US National Science Foundation and massive bandwidth from Internet2.

GENI is envisioned as a national data communications laboratory, supporting experiments on a wide variety of advanced research in communications, networking, distributed systems, cyber-security, networked services, and applications.

Together with the grant, Internet2, a networking consortium, will donate a 10 Gigabits per second (Gbps) dedicated circuits throughout the entire nationwide network of GENI.

“We believe GENI will play an absolutely critical role in pioneering future generations of the Internet and we are delighted that our network will be a key component in enabling this most important work. Our contribution to GENI reflects our strategic goal of leveraging our new infrastructure to support the most cutting edge research done by many of our members, both in creating the GENI platform now and using GENI for research in the future,” Douglas Van Houweling, president and CEO, Internet2, said.