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The NSF has issued a $2 million (2 year) cooperative agreement to The University of Illinois NCSA, funding the trans-Atlantic telecommunications cost and basic operations/personnel costs for the US NaukaNet team.

The NaukaNet team expresses its gratitude to the NSF and, in particular, to Steve Goldstein whose efforts over the years have been largely responsible for the Internet's evolution into a global network. And we're grateful to/for our program/office team of Chip Cox, Tom Greene and Aubrey Bush of the ANIR Division of NSF CISE.

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