- $100M/yr for 3 years
- 100 sites at 100 times bandwidth (155Mbps => 622Mbps backbone)
- 10 sites at 1000 times bandwidth
- DARPA, DOE, NSF, NASA…
Internet2/NGI/ESnet relationship unclear
- can Universities connect to Internet 2 & ESnet?
$25M for DOE, $7M (redirect) for NSF, $3M for NASA, DARPA $20M.
Budgets and MOUs being put together between agencies
NGI being held up in congress, unclear if money will be appropriated this year
Universities can connect to Esnet if CIO of university says vBNS will not meet existing needs.
Universities may have to get off ESnet
NGI people do not want Esnet to connect to GigaPOPs
Esnet will have a big role in NGI, BUT want to make sure the current Esnet survives if/when NGI funding goes away, so EXPLODING BOLTS