Internet: Getting more money ...??

a news excerpt from y'day....

Would it be impolite to point out that if a $100M R&D effort would
create the technology for a 2-3 order of magnitude speed-up, that the
private sector would be falling all over themselves right this second
to make it happen?

Oh yeah, I forgot, he didn't exhale...

   Clinton Seeks Upgraded Internet

      President Clinton is emphasizing the high-tech road of the future on the
   campaign trail today. During visits to Knoxville, Tenn., and Dayton, Ohio,
   Clinton proposed a $100 million plan to expand the reach of the Internet.
   ``It would lead to an explosion in learning,'' Clinton told a campaign rally
   in downtown Dayton. In Knoxville, Clinton said he wants to see the day ``when
   computers are as much a part of classrooms as blackboards.'' The proposal
   includes giving free Internet service to schools and libraries and upgrading
   the Internet to make it 100 to 1,000 times faster than the existing system.