ERIC Number: ED033593
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
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Satellite Communications and Educational Television in Less Developed Countries. President's Task Force on Communications Policy. Staff Paper Three.
Rostow, Eugene V.
A staff paper submitted to the President's Task Force on Communications Policy discusses the implications of satellites on communications development in less developed countries. A global satellite system promises fast, direct, international communications to nations whose present surface facilities are inadequate--at a considerable savings over development of equivalent surface capability. The present INTELSAT system should provide by 1972 a high capacity, reliable, direct hook-up for 55 countries (40 of them underdeveloped). In addition to a general description of the state of the art, the paper includes two illustrative studies of international satellite communications use. The first describes a system capable of linking all major population centers in Latin America by television, voice, data and record transmission. The second is a study of educational television as transmitted by satellite in Latin America and India. (BB)
Descriptors: Aerospace Technology, Communications, Communications Satellites, Developing Nations, Educational Television, Government Publications, International Education, International Programs, International Relations, Technological Advancement, Television
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Authoring Institution: President's Task Force on Communications Policy, Washington, DC.