ERIC Number: ED162647
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Videoconferencing Via Satellite: Opening Congress to the People. Summary Report.
Wood, Fred B.; And Others
Comments from several U.S. Senators and Representatives who participated in the project summarize their personal evaluations of the usefulness of satellite videoconferencing with two-way interactive television in providing a new mechanism for informed dialogue between congressmen and constituents. The new technology is described in answers to the following questions: (1) What is satellite videoconferencing? (2) Does satellite videoconferencing work? (3) Are videoconferences useful? (4) What will videoconferences cost? (5) When will satellite videoconferencing be widely available? (6) What should Congress do to ensure an operational videoconferencing system by 1980-1982? (7) What should Congress do in the interim? This report is illustrated with diagrams, graphs, and photographs. (CMV)
Descriptors: Communications Satellites, Federal Government, Futures (of Society), Interaction, Legislators, Political Issues, Technological Advancement, Telecommunications, Television
Program of Policy Studies in Science and Technology, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C. 20052 (no charge)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Cleveland, OH. Lewis Research Center.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Program of Policy Studies in Science and Technology.