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ERIC Number: ED122767
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr-21
Pages: 9
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Robust Appraches to Regional Communications Planning.
Mandelbaum, Seymour
There are several difficulties that hinder the planning of regional communications networks: (1) an over-reliance on the federal government to initiate planning; (2) lack of evidence that the investment will produce adequate returns; and (3) a pervasive feeling that the communications industry is necessarily dominated by advertising. Communications networks appear to be amenities when compared to the dramatic social impact of a new hospital. To impress planners, the potential endpoints of the communications web (i.e., hospital to library) must be emphasized in the context of their potential social value. Flexibility and user control should also be incorporated in new communications networks. (EMH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Telecommunications Policy Research Conference (Airlie, Virginia, April 21-24, 1976)