ERIC Number: ED057866
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Jul-14
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Broad Bandwidth Telecommunications Systems.
Broad bandwidth transmission systems have been around for years. They include microwave, assorted cable systems, and recently, satellites. With the exception of some privately owned systems, broadband services have been furnished by the common carriers. Recently, a new element has been added--Cable Antenna Television (CATV) distribution systems. The "excess" channels available in CATV systems are seen as an answer for the demand for capacity to transmit large amounts of information. There are some difficulties in utilizing CATV systems as currently configured for two-way communications, but the difficulties seem small when compared to the tremendous benefits which can and should accrue from the interaction of broadband communications and advanced terminal developments."Interested publics" should watch closely telecommunications developments--particularly regulatory developments--to attempt to escape mistakes of the past, and to ensure close coupling between communications innovations and their beneficial use. (Other papers from this conference are available as LI 003360 - 003378 and LI 003380 through LI 003390) (Author)
Descriptors: Cable Television, Conferences, Development, Information Dissemination, Information Networks, Library Cooperation, Library Networks, Telecommunications
In "Proceedings of the Conference on Interlibrary Communications and Information Networks," edited by Joseph Becker. American Library Association, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, Ill. 60611 ($15.00)
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Sponsor: American Library Association, Chicago, IL.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
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