Department of Energy

From HIT Infrastructure, July 30, 2020: The Department of Energy has unveiled a blueprint strategy for national quantum internet within the next decade to usher in an era of more secure communication, with health services slated to be early adopters. Already, scientists from Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago intertwined photons across a 52-mile quantum loop. That network will soon be connected to Fermilab, creating three-node, 80-mile test bed.

From CTOvision.com, July 27, 2020: The U.S. Department of Energy has unveiled a report that lays out a blueprint strategy for the development of a national quantum internet, bringing the United States to the forefront of the global quantum race and ushering in a new era of communications.

From The Science Times, July 25, 2020: The Department of Energy officials unveiled a blueprint strategy for a national quantum internet. The DOE is working with university and industry researchers, aiming to develop a prototype within this decade.

From New Atlas, July 26, 2020: The United States government is outlining its own plans to develop a national quantum internet. The blueprint was developed at a meeting in February by the DOE national laboratories, various universities and industry. The report lays out four areas of research that should be made a priority in order to develop the quantum internet and outlines five milestones that will mark the path toward making it a reality.

From The Hindu, July 27, 2020: The The U.S. Department of Energy announced that it is working toward a national quantum internet that will rely on the movement and interaction of subatomic particles to control and transmit information. Scientists from Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago have already created a quantum network in the Chicago suburbs. It will soon connect it to its Fermilab, creating an 80-mile test bed.

From Built In Chicago, July 24, 2020: The Department of Energy has unveiled a plan to develop nationwide quantum internet — and Illinois is at the center of it. DOE representatives announced that Fermilab, Argonne National Laboratory and University of Chicago will play a key role in developing quantum internet for all.

From ITPro, July 23, 2020: An unhackable quantum internet could be realized within a decade, the U.S. Department of Energy has announced. The government body laid out a blueprint strategy for the development of a national quantum network on July 23. In Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago successfully established one of the longest land-based quantum networks in the U.S., and it will soon be connected to the Fermilab as a three-node, 80-mile test bed.

From Engadget: July 23, 2020: The Department of Energy has provided a blueprint strategy for a prototype national quantum internet that could be completed within 10 years. DOE’s 17 national labs would serve as the backbone of the network. Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago built a 52-mile quantum network through unused fiber, and it should expand to 80 miles once Fermilab connects to the system.

From the Hyde Park Herald, July 23, 2020: The Department of Energy put out its new report on a strategy for the creation and development of a national quantum internet, an innovation with significant scientific and technological implications. In February, Argonne created a 52-mile quantum entanglement loop in the western suburbs — one of the longest such networks in the country. The loop will soon be connected to Fermilab’s headquarters in Batavia, forming an 80-mile network that will function as a test bed.

From Gizmodo, July 23, 2020: On July 23, the Department of Energy rolled out a blueprint for full-on quantum internet that could be up and running within the coming decade. The backbone of this new internet system will be based across the 17 different DOE laboratories housed across the country. Funding, meanwhile, will come off the back of the more than $1 billion the president agreed to pump into the country’s quantum research when the National Quantum Initiative Act was signed in late 2018.