Quantum Entanglement is a new and interesting phenomena that has NIST researchers relaying and possibly setting up the first quantum Internet , with a distance of ~105Km
Since the @utexas domain is within the United States and is located centrally to the University of Texas at Austin, it was able to confidently come up with a theoretical test of how to send a data packet (large) through fiber optic cables that could possibly induce quantum entanglement. The contest winnings would hopefully be directly used to support this effort at Northrop Grumman in Oklahoma City. To directly quote a Wikipedia article, “Since the 1980s, various experiments have verified that it is possible for the group velocity (as defined above) of laser light pulses sent through lossy materials, or gainful materials, to significantly exceed the speed of light in vacuum c. The peaks of wave packets were also seen to move faster than c.
In all these cases, however, there is no possibility that signals could be carried faster than the speed of light in vacuum, since the high value of vg does not help to speed up the true motion of the sharp wave front that would occur at the start of any real signal.”
 Wikipedia. Group Velocity. July 1, 2017. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Group_velocity
/> Quantum Mechanics by Richard Feynman
 NIST. September 22, 2015. NIST Team breaks record for Quantum Teleportation. www.nist.gov/news-events/news/2015/09/nist-team-breaks-distance-recordquantum-teleportation
 Wikipedia. July 1, 2017. Quantum Entanglement. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_entanglement