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November 21, 2002

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The overall effect of the damage to the Internet on Sept. 11, 2001, when the collapse of the World Trade Center buildings destroyed communications equipment and networks, was minimal, says a new report from the National Academies' National Research Council. Internet service providers and users need to address some operational issues, however, to better prepare for and respond to future emergencies in light of the useful role the Internet played after the attacks.

Craig Partridge Chief Scientist BBN Technologies Cambridge, Mass.