BBN Technologies

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BBN Technologies

A company, originally known as Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Inc. (BBN), based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

BBN were awarded the original contract to build the ARPANET and have been extensively involved in Internet development. They are responsible for managing NNSC, CSNET, and NEARnet.

The language LOGO was developed at BBN, as was the BBN Butterfly supercomputer.

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