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- Connections for research and education institutions and facilities that have meritorious applications with special network requirements (such as high bandwidth and/or bounded latency) that cannot readily be met through commodity network service providers.
- Granted via the NSF Division of Networking and Communications Research and Infrastructure (NCRI).
- Cost-sharing to provide 100Mbit desktop connectivity to meritorious applications.
- Award dollars to be spent providing connectivity to the vBNS network. Initially at OC-3c (155Mbit), later at OC-12c (622Mb).