ERIC Number: ED149730
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Lowering Barriers to Telecommunications Growth.
Crombie, Douglass D., Ed.
This report of the Science and Technology Telecommunications Task Force consists of analyses of diverse issues, along with recommended actions. The project had two objectives: (1) to identify actions that will pave the way for the application of a few promising technologies to the benefit of users of telecommunications, and (2) to suggest actions as a basis for Government program development, for industry initiatives, and for joint government and industry activities. Four major technologies are addressed: (1) direct satellite communications, (2) land mobile radio, (3) broadband communications networks, and (4) fiber optic communications. Each is discussed relative to its current status, the issues affecting its growth, actions designed to address these issues, and the impact of the proposed actions. The discussion is organized under four general categories: (1) needs and the market, (2) system developments and performance, (3) policy and regulation, and (4) spectrum management. Conclusions, recommendations, and suggestions relating to the process of formulating a national draft agenda are presented in a final chapter. (DAG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Telecommunications (DOC), Washington, DC.
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