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OSTP proposes initiative for student-led innovations in broadband apps

March 25th, 2010 / in Uncategorized / by Ed Lazowska

The White House Office of Science & Technology Policy seeks comments on a proposed initiative for student-led innovations in broadband applications.

In doing so, OSTP leads with CCC’s “Landmark Contributions by Students in Computer Science“:

Students have contributed some of the most important advances in information and communications technologies—including data compression, interactive computer graphics, Ethernet, Berkeley Unix, the spreadsheet, public key cryptography, speech recognition, Mosaic, and Google.  Today, with the right kind of support, students can play the role of innovators again — by leading the way in the development of broadband applications. In the same way that Mosaic and Google drove demand for today’s Internet, new applications could drive demand for a gigabit/second Internet and 4G wireless.”

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OSTP proposes initiative for student-led innovations in broadband apps

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