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Trailblazing CSNET Network Receives 2009 Jonathan B. Postel Service Award
July 29, 2009
Today the Internet Society (ISOC) awarded the Jonathan B. Postel Service Award for 2009 to CSNET (the Computer Science Network), the NSF-created research networking effort that, during the early 1980s, provided the critical bridge from the original research undertaken through the ARPANET to the modern Internet. The award was established by the Internet Society to honor individuals or organizations that have made outstanding contributions in service to the data communications ...
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