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NGI Initiative
Last modified: Tuesday, March 12, 2002 

Short for Next Generation Internet Initiative, a U.S. program designed to fund and coordinate federal agencies and academia to design and build the next generation of Internet services. The program was first proposed by President Clinton in 1996 and has not yet been formally specified or funded by Congress. It is still unclear how the NGI Initiative will complement other initiatives, such as the NSF's very high-speed Backbone Network Service (vNBS) and Internet2 (I2).

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I2 and NGI Initiate project overview 
TechWeb article (August 1997) on what the Internet2 (I2) and the Next Generation Internet (NGI) Initiative hope to accomplish.

Links about network initiatives
Lists pages and sites that provide information about I2, NGI, vBNS and other network initiatives.

Networking Initiatives -- details
Provides an overview of many network initiatives, including I2, vBNS and NGI. Also offers many links to more detailed information.

Networking Initiatives -- overview
Useful chart that shows the difference between I2, vBNS, NGI, and other network initiatives.

NGI Concept Paper
July, 1997 report that lays out the purpose and goals of the NGI Initiative.

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