Clinton signs bill allowing NSF to spend Infrastructure $$

Statement by the National Science Foundation
WASHINGTON, May 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by NSF
spokeswoman Beth Gaston:

The National Science Foundation is pleased that Congress has enacted, and
the President has signed, a bill which enables the National Science Foundation
(NSF) to use money collected in the domain name Internet Intellectual
Infrastructure Fund to support Internet-related activities. The money, which
totals approximately $60 million, will allow the NSF to support a large number
of Next Generation Internet and related networking projects, including:
support of connections to the NSF's very high performance Backbone Network
Service (vBNS), research to develop applications that use high performance
networking, and research into improving networking technology.

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