How America Got On-line: Politics, Markets, and the Revolution in Telecommunications

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M.E. Sharpe, 1997 - Business & Economics - 241 pages
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The telecommunications industry is the fastest growing sector of the US economy. This interdisciplinary study of technopolitical economics traces the industry's evolution from the invention of the telephone to the development of hypercommunications. Primary focus is on AT&T and its rivals.
 

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Contents

From the Telegraph to Hypercommunications
3
The Rise of ATT
21
The Assault Begins
41
MCI and the LongDistance Challenge
61
The Biggest Case in History
81
Internationalization and Competition
106
The Wireless Revolution
131
A Marriage Made in Heaven Computers and Communications
156
Telecommunications Turbulence
191
Notes
213
Index
232
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Stone is professor of political science at the University of Houston.

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