[ih] Amount of funding from ARPA?
lpress at csudh.edu
Sun Dec 27 09:35:10 PST 2009
I wrote a CACM article on the Federal role in seeding networks, which
included the following cost estimates (in $million) along with their
Morse Telegraph .03 Smithsonian
SAGE 8,000. 
ARPANET 25 
CSNET 5 
NSFNET Backbone 57.9 
NSF Higher-ed connections 30 Dave Staudt, NSF
NSF International connections 6.6 Steve Goldstein, NSF
The $25m figure for ARPAnet was taken from reference :
Reed, Sidney G., Van Atta, Richard H., and Dietchman, Seymour J., "DARPA
Technical Accomplishments: An Historical Review of Selected DARPA
Projects" volume 1, page 20-28 [chapter 20, page 28], Alexandria, VA:
Institute for Defense Analyses, 1990.
(I don't recall how they arrived at the figure).
The most interesting to me are the Morse telegraph and SAGE, which
trained the majority of the nation's programmers at that time.
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