Researchers Explore Scrapping Internet

Engineers see problems with current system, working on models that could replace today's design


"Almost every assumption going into the current design of the Internet is open to reconsideration and challenge," said Parulkar, the NSF official heading to Stanford. "Researchers may come up with wild ideas and very innovative ideas that may not have a lot to do with the current Internet."

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Associated Press Business Writer Aoife White in Brussels, Belgium, contributed to this report.

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On the Net:

Stanford program: http://cleanslate.stanford.edu

Carnegie Mellon program: http://100x100network.org

Rutgers program: http://orbit-lab.org

NSF's GENI: http://geni.net


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