ERIC Number: ED368333
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov-8
Reference Count: N/A
Convergence, Competition, Cooperation: The Report of the Governor's Blue Ribbon Telecommunications Infrastructure Task Force. Volume One.
Wisconsin Governor's Office, Madison.
This report by the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Wisconsin's Telecommunications Infrastructure considers infrastructure to be the common network that connects individual residences, businesses, and agencies, rather than the individual systems and equipment themselves. The task force recognizes that advances in telecommunications technologies and changes in the telecommunications industry have outpaced Wisconsin's ability to ensure infrastructure development through traditional regulatory and administrative means. Solving the problems of creating the most advanced telecommunications network across the state in an environment of rapid and continuing change is vital to economic and social development. The task force received input from leaders of the state's telecommunications industries and potential users in arriving at recommendations based on the premise that a robust communications marketplace is most likely to provide the advanced infrastructure that Wisconsin requires. Key points include: (1) developing a new regulatory model; (2) assuring access for all; (3) removing barriers to competition; (4) promoting effective deployment; and (5) supporting cost-effective use. Twelve figures and one table present task force findings.The appendix includes Executive Order Number 178, lists of task force members and participants, a glossary of terms and acronyms, and a 26-item selected bibliography. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Governor's Office, Madison.
Identifiers: Regulatory Programs; State Regulation; Task Force Approach; Telecommunications Infrastructure; Wisconsin