U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $500,000 in federal National Science Foundation (NSF) funds for Cornell University. These funds will allow Cornell to research ways to improve telecommunications networks across the country. Schumer and Gillibrand explained that the ability to compress more data will allow telecommunications systems and infrastructure to transmit information faster and more efficiently, which could benefit residents and businesses across New York State.
“Cornell University has a rich tradition of advancing New York’s economy through scientific innovation,” said Senator Schumer. “These cutting-edge scientists are on the cusp of transforming our telecommunications networks, and this funding will allow them to further research ways to develop this critical compression technology. This federal investment will support Cornell University as a leader in the fields of computing and information sciences; and add to the illustrious reputation of the university and its research throughout the Nation.”
“New York is home to cutting edge research institutions like Cornell University that are poised to lead in the new high-tech economy,” said Senator Gillibrand. “When we invest in new research, we can develop innovations and technology that can spark new jobs and attract new businesses to strengthen our economy for years to come. With these funds provided by the National Science Foundation, we have the opportunity to advance research to secure our telecommunications systems and increase the efficiency of our networks.”