The Changing Nature of Telecommunications/Information Infrastructure
Steering Committee on the Changing Nature of Telecommunications/Information Infrastructure, Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, National Research Council
National Academies Press, Apr 10, 1995 - Computers - 211 pages
Advancement of telecommunications and information infrastructure occurs largely through private investment. The government affects the rate and direction of this progress through regulation and public investment. This book presents a range of positions and perspectives on those two classes of policy mechanism, providing a succinct analysis followed by papers prepared by experts in telecommunications policy and applications.
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Introduction and Overview
Introduction to Part 1
Regulating the Information
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