ERIC Number: ED178076
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Nov-10
Reference Count: 0
Telecommunication Development in the Federal Republic of Germany. The "Telecommunications Report": Findings, Recommendations and Response.
This study elaborates on 56 findings and 17 recommendations made in an earlier report about telecommunications by a commission originated by the German Federal Minister for Research and Technology. The commission investigated (1) the needs and demand for telecommunications; (2) technical possibilities, required volume of investment and costs of telecommunications; and (3) organization and general terms and conditions of telecommunications. The main outcome of the report was a more accurate knowledge of the technical premises of and interdependencies between the various new forms of telecommunication. In addition, the associated details of needs and the cost estimates made possible a more realistic prognosis of the time scale for the introduction of the corresponding systems. In this discussion of the work of the commission, the views of the Federation and of the States, of political parties, churches and trade unions, industry, advertising, and of the publishers are all considered to identify the complexity of the problems involved. The document canvasses for understanding of the necessity and the difficulty of obtaining a consensus regarding future policy. (Author/JEG)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France). Committee for Out-of-School Education and Cultural Development.
Identifiers: West Germany