House bill proposes millions to build U.S. quantum network infrastructure

Legislation recently put forth in the House of Representatives aims to advance the Energy Department’s development of a robust infrastructure for what could eventually be a vast network of connected quantum-based computers and technologies.

The Quantum Network Infrastructure Act would authorize $100 million to Energy’s Office of Science for fiscal years 2021 through 2025 to form and maintain the effort.

The Department of Energy (DOE) would be required to engage with the Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C), to promote the development of the U.S. quantum supply chain, develop experimental tools and testbeds—and more.

Read the full article on Nextgov