Gigaom explains some great news for the future of the Internet from yesterday. The Named Data Networking project is one of three projects originally funded under the NSF's Future Internet Architecture program to share a $15M grant to support trial deployments of their new architectures.
Named Data Networking is inspired by Van Jacobson's work on Content-Centric Networking (CCN), which continues. They just announced a further code release. I explained the importance of CCN for digital preservation in a long blog post early last year.