* Create a leading edge network capability for the national research community
* Enable revolutionary Internet applications
* Ensure the rapid transfer of new network services and applications to the broader Internet community.
by that definition it is not a seperate network from the current internet, but rather a collective working to make the current internet better.
It would be ridicoulos to not run this over existing network lines. They are one in the same, and your proof debunked it's self.
Dear Reader, the internet you are now on is not the secondary one but the primary one invented by Al Gore. You are on the internet versus the internets.
--George W. Bush at the Presidential Debate