The National Science Foundation on May 12 announced $15 million in funding for three multi-institutional projects that leaders hope will pave the way to the future of the Internet.
NSF’s Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering is supporting pilot programs that aim to enhance security, respond to emerging challenges and improve the scalability of information infrastructures critical to evolving Internet use.
The research funding is designed to build on NSF’s Future Internet Architectures program, which houses programs that initially were funded in 2010. The goal is to push forward from early design stages to piloted rollouts that would allow for testing in challenging, real-life scenarios.
Seventeen universities will be participating in the three projects exploring pilot versions of new networks.