2014 US Code
Title 42 - The Public Health and Welfare (Sections 1 - 18445)
Chapter 16 - National Science Foundation (Sections 1861 - 1887)
Sec. 1862o-7 - Cyberinfrastructure

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Publication TitleUnited States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 2, Title 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
CategoryBills and Statutes
CollectionUnited States Code
SuDoc Class NumberY 1.2/5:
Contained WithinTitle 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
Sec. 1862o-7 - Cyberinfrastructure
Containssection 1862o-7
Laws In Effect As Of DateJanuary 5, 2015
Positive LawNo
Source CreditPub. L. 110-69, title VII, §7020, Aug. 9, 2007, 121 Stat. 685.
Statutes at Large Reference121 Stat. 685
Public and Private LawPublic Law 110-69

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42 U.S.C. § 1862o-7 (2014)

§1862o–7. Cyberinfrastructure

In order to continue and expand efforts to ensure that research institutions throughout the Nation can fully participate in research programs of the Foundation and collaborate with colleagues throughout the Nation, the Director, not later than 180 days after August 9, 2007, shall develop and publish a plan that—

(1) describes the current status of broadband access for scientific research purposes at institutions in EPSCoR-eligible States, at institutions in rural areas, and at minority serving institutions; and

(2) outlines actions that can be taken to ensure that such connections are available to enable participation in those Foundation programs that rely heavily on high-speed networking and collaborations across institutions and regions.

(Pub. L. 110–69, title VII, §7020, Aug. 9, 2007, 121 Stat. 685.)


Section was enacted as part of the America COMPETES Act, also known as the America Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science Act, and not as part of the National Science Foundation Act of 1950 which comprises this chapter.


For definitions of terms used in this section, see section 7001 of Pub. L. 110–69, set out as a note under section 1862o of this title.

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