Official start of the NEAT project

The NEAT project was officially launched on March 1st, 2015 and will run for three years. NEAT will address two obstacles to Internet innovation:

  • It will lower the barrier to Internet innovation by developing a free, open-source transport system that will allow application developers to leverage the rich set of available transport protocols.
  • It will pave the way for an architectural change of the Internet where new transport layer services can seamlessly be integrated and quickly made available, minimising deployment difficulties, and allowing Internet innovators to take advantage of them wherever possible.