ERIC Number: ED373787
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Arizona: The State of Telecommunications for the 21st Century. The Proceedings and Findings of the Arizona Telecommunications Issues and Policy Symposium (Phoenix, Arizona, September 29-October 1, 1993).
O'Dell, Janelle E., Ed.
The Arizona Educational and Informational Telecommunications Cooperative (AEITC) hosted the Arizona Telecommunications Issues and Policy Symposium in order to provide a forum for telecommunications discussions, planning, and cooperation; bring together Arizona telecommunications leaders from the education, industrial, military, government, and library communities to recommend steps for an action plan to move Arizona into the 21st century; provide a glimpse of existing telecommunications activities; and present a forum for telecommunications leaders to become more familiar with AEITC. The findings of the symposium are organized into four strands: education; business and industry; government and military; and community organizations. In each strand, the perspectives of the area are discussed and directives are presented. The following eight issues were identified as critical to the success of Arizona in the future telecommunications landscape: cooperation; public/private partnerships; marketing; applications; education, training, and retraining; regulatory, legal, and legislative issues; technology; and funding. Included in the appendixes are the symposium program; selected excerpts from conference presentations; and excerpts from "State Plan for a Technology Integrated Educational Delivery System (TIEDS)." (JLB)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Business, Community Involvement, Computer Networks, Cooperatives, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Government Role, Higher Education, Information Networks, Information Policy, Information Technology, Library Role, Military Organizations, Public Agencies, State Programs, State Standards, Technological Advancement, Telecommunications
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona Educational and Informational Telecommunications Cooperative, Phoenix.
Identifiers: Arizona; Networking
Note: For a related document, see IR 055 142.