ERIC Number: ED373786
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Last Mile Standards: Communications Review for Public Education.
This report by the Arizona Educational and Informational Telecommunications Cooperative (AEITC) is a review of Arizona networks, applications, Internet, organizations, and recommendations for telecommunications connectivity across the state of Arizona. It identifies the issues that exist when considering technology pertinent to public education and an Arizona information highway. Special emphasis is placed on the K-12 community to help plan, procure, and implement the technology needed to stay competitive in education and to keep pace with the information highway. The issues of statewide networking; connection to the Internet; and network management and support are identified and discussed. The following topics concerning networks are presented: industry standard protocol; goal(s) and priorities; industry standards for goals; measurements; standards challenges; criticality; performance; security; management; distribution; and interconnections. Next, the standards and recommendations for implementing the following network applications are given: fax; electronic mail; electronic conferencing; file transfer; information services; data types; and video conferencing. Other topics include: planning for cable installation; internetworking; network storage media; and network financial considerations. The goals and objectives of the AEITC are listed. Finally, areas for further study by the AEITC concerning networking are identified. A glossary and a bibliography are also included. (Contains 72 references.) (JLB)
Descriptors: Communications, Computer Networks, Cooperatives, Educational Planning, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Information Networks, Public Education, Research Needs, Standards, State Programs, Technological Advancement, Telecommunications
Arizona Educational and Informational Telecommunications Cooperative, P.O. Box 34996, Phoenix, AZ 85067-4996.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Arizona Educational and Informational Telecommunications Cooperative, Phoenix.
Authoring Institution: Evergreen Communications.
Identifiers: Arizona; Information Infrastructure; Internet; Networking
Note: For the proceedings of a related conference, see IR 055 143.