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[ih] Amount of funding from ARPA?

ARPANET went on from 1969 to 1990 approx. I don't know how much was  
spent over that period of time but probably somewhere between $50-70M  
would be my guess.

Keep in mind that the Packet Radio, Packet Satellite and Internet  
programs were also part of the theme of network research so this could  
increase the totals. It would be very interesting to unearth the ARPA  
Orders related to ARPANET, and the other programs to see what the  
total amounted to.


On Dec 26, 2009, at 3:38 PM, Brian Dear wrote:

> One thing I've always wondered about was how much money ARPA divvied  
> out to the various companies and universities involved with  
> designing, building, and implementing ARPANET.
> Anyone know of a citation somewhere that lists out, for example,  
> what the total funding amounts were, by year, in the late 60s, early  
> 70s?  Ideally, broken out to show dollar amounts per recipient  
> institution or organization.
> In lieu of exact figures, even rough figures from memory would be  
> helpful.
> Thanks,
> - Brian
> Brian Dear
> PLATO History Project
> La Jolla, California
> brian at platohistory.org