Department of Energy

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.

From mystateline.com, July 23, 2020: At a press event on July 23, DOE unveiled a blueprint strategy for the development of a national quantum internet infrastructure. Argonne and the University of Chicago entangled photons across a 52-mile “quantum loop” in the Chicago suburbs. That network will soon be connected to Fermilab, establishing a three-node, 80-mile test bed.

From WGN9, July 23, 2020: The future of the internet is being designed right here in Chicago, as some of the top scientists in the world unveiled their plans to research and build a “quantum internet” on July 23. Fermilab, Argonne, University of Chicago, Northwestern, and University of Illinois have already laid some of the groundwork.

From the Department of Energy, July 23, 2020: Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar writes about the world of new possibilities and opportunities that the quantum internet will open, summarizing the blueprint unveiled on July 23.

In a July 23 press conference at the University of Chicago, the U.S. Department of Energy unveiled a report that lays out a blueprint strategy for the development of a national quantum internet. In February, DOE national laboratories, universities and industry met in New York City to develop the strategy, laying out the essential research to be accomplished, describing the engineering and design barriers and setting near-term goals. DOE’s 17 national laboratories will serve as the backbone of the coming…