ERIC Number: ED393473
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
A Nation of Opportunity: Realizing the Promise of the Information Superhighway.
United States Advisory Council on the National Information Infrastructure, Washington, DC.
This document summarizes the vision of the United States Advisory Council on the National Information Infrastructure for widespread connectivity to the information superhighway. It identifies key areas of American life that will be affected by the digital age, including electronic commerce, increased motivation and capacity for lifelong learning, better emergency management and public safety, and wider and easier dissemination of health and government information. The vision also seeks to ensure universal access and awareness of intellectual property concerns. Success in widespread connectivity and universal access will come as control continues to lie in the hands of the private sector and as planning catalysts emerge at the individual, community, and government levels. Appendices include a history of the advisory council, biographies of its members, details on council meetings and research, acknowledgments, and letters to the administration. (BEW)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Community Involvement, Futures (of Society), Government Role, Intellectual Property, Internet, Leadership Responsibility, Lifelong Learning, Private Sector
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402; Electronic version: http://www.benton.org
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: United States Advisory Council on the National Information Infrastructure, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Connectivity; Government Information; Health Information