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Commercialization of the Internet summary report (RFC1192)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002005D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 11 page(s) / 32K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

B. Kahin: AUTHOR

Abstract

"The networks of Stages 2 and 3 will be implemented and operated so that they can become commercialized; industry will then be able to supplant the government in supplying these network services." -- Federal Research Internet Coordinating Committee, Program Plan for the National Research and Education Network, May 23, 1989, pp. 4-5.

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Network Working Working Group B. Kahin, Editor

Request for Comments: 1192 Harvard

November 1990

Commercialization of the Internet

Summary Report

Status of this Memo

This memo is based on a workshop held by the Science, Technology and

Public Policy Program of the John F. Kennedy School of Government,

Harvard University, March 1-3, 1990.

This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does

not specify any standard. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Introduction

"The networks of Stages 2 and 3 will be implemented and operated so

that they can become commercialized; industry will then be able to

supplant the government in supplying these network services." --

Federal Research Internet Coordinating Committee, Program Plan for

the National Research and Education Network, May 23, 1989, pp. 4-5.

"The NREN should be the prototype of a new national information

infrastructure which could be available to every home, office and

factory. Wherever information is used, from manufacturing to high-

definition home video entertainment, and most particularly in

education, the country will benefit from deployment of this

technology.... The corresponding ease of inter-computer

communication will then provide the benefits associated with the NREN

to the entire nation, improving the productivity of all information-

handling activities. To achieve this end, the deployment of the

Stage 3 NREN will include a specific, structured process resulting in

transition of the network from a government operation a commercial

service." -- Office of Science and Technology Policy, The Federal

High Performance Computing Program, September 8, 1989, pp. 32, 35.

"The National Science Foundation shall, in cooperation with the

Department of Defense, the Department of Energy, the Department of

Commerce, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and

other appropriate agencies, provide for the establishment of a

national multi-gigabit-per-second research and education computer

network by 1996, to be known as the National Research and Education

Network, which shall:

(1) link government, industry, and the education

community;

....

(6) be established in a manner which fosters and

maintains competition and private sector investment in high

speed data networking within the telecommunications

industry;

....

(8) be phased out when commercial networks can meet the

networking needs of American researchers."

-- S. 1067, 101st Congress, 2nd Session, as marked up April 3, 1990

["High-Performance Computing Act of 1990"], Title II, Section 201.

Background

This report is based on a workshop held at the John F. Kennedy School

of Government, Harvard University ...