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NSF Announces New York City as Testbed for New Wave of Mobile Technology
Rutgers, Columbia and NYU to Lead Research Aimed at Pushing Limits of Wireless-Networking

Fourth generation wireless, better known as 4G, turned mobile phones into movie-streaming platforms, but the next wireless revolution promises more than speedy downloads. It could pave the way for surgeons operating remotely on patients, cars that rarely crash, and events that can be vividly experienced from thousands of miles away.

The COSMOS testbed will cover one square mile in West Harlem, with City College to the north, Columbia University’s Morningside Heights campus to the south, the Hudson River to the west, and Apollo Theater to the east.
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National Science Foundation Awards Consortium in New York City $22.5 Million to Build Nation's First City-Based Wireless Testbed
Harlem-based platform will accelerate the launch of new wireless technologies that will advance internet connectivity speeds and be a proving ground for next generation applications and technologies

The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and an industry consortium are investing $100 million in the next seven years to build a set of wireless networks for U.S. researchers to test new ways of boosting Internet speeds to support new technology applications in robotics, virtual reality, and traffic safety. New York City and Salt Lake City are the first cities to receive funding under the NSF Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) initiative, with New York City set to receive $22.5 million.

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New Wave of Mobile Technology to Be Tested in New York City
Rutgers, Columbia and NYU lead NSF-funded research to push limits of wireless networking

The wireless standard known as 4G turned mobile phones into movie-streaming platforms, but the next wireless revolution promises more than speedy downloads. It could pave the way for surgeons operating remotely on patients, cars that rarely crash and events that can be virtually experienced from thousands of miles away. To realize this vision of the future, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and an industry consortium are investing $100 million in the next seven years to build a set of wireless networks for U.S. researchers to test new ways of boosting internet speeds to support data-intensive applications in robotics, immersive virtual reality and traffic safety. New York and Salt Lake City are the first cities set to each receive $22.5 million from the NSF to build testbeds under its Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) initiative.

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