I too support this proposal wholeheartedly, but I also agree that the proposal might stress Bell Labs' major contributions to the technologies making under-sea digital communications possible. It wasn't an equal three-way split among three organizations, as implied by the wording. I also find the word "leapfrogging" ambiguous. I would rephrase the wording to incorporate specific technologies that had to be developed to make the cable possible. Sipress, in his Oral Interview, mentions some.