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NII (National Information Infrastructure)

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The NII is the so-called "data superhighway" that is designed to make information available to the public in many forms, including video programming, scientific or business databases, images, sound recordings, library archives, and other media. Public databases are available at locations throughout the country, such as libraries, museums, government agencies, and research facilities. The U.S. government has vast quantities of information in the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian, and elsewhere that it will make available.

NII is promoted by NIST (National Institute of Standards) in the U.S. The High-Performance and High-Speed Networking Act of 1993 calls for federal organizations to coordinate their efforts in defining and building the NII.

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