ERIC Number: ED226729
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Telecommunication in Alaska. Papers in Support of the Alaska Case Study Presentation to the 1982 Pacific Telecommunications Conference (Honolulu, Hawaii, January 17-20, 1982).
Walp, Robert M., Ed.
The 26 papers in this collection present the history and organization, system components and techniques, social aspects, and economics of telecommunications development in Alaska, with special emphasis on the growth and use of satellite systems. The first five papers cover developments beginning when Alaska was still Russian-owned, and also discuss the organization of the state government with respect to telecommunications. Six more technical papers then describe the existing system and techniques, including the small earth stations largely responsible for stimulating telecommunication developments in rural Alaska and the local exchange development that depends upon long-lines services from those stations. Social benefits in the areas of medicine, education, governmental participation, and information access are discussed in six papers. Papers in the television category include a set of instructions for bringing new technologies into native communities. Three papers pertain to economic factors in telecommunications, mostly confined to Alaska. The collection ends with an historical summary and speculation regarding Alaska's future in telecommunications. An appendix provides Alaskan statistics. (Author/LMM)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pacific Telecommunications Council, Honolulu, HI.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska