ERIC Number: ED234736
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the Ad Hoc Task Force on Cable Television, Stanford University.
Stanford Univ., CA.
Three principal conclusions were reached by a study of the potential for cable television at Stanford University in connection with its use in the surrounding community: (1) Stanford residents should have an opportunity to receive cable television services soon; (2) beyond residential cable service, a broadband cable system offers Stanford many opportunities for enhancing campus life, supporting the main educational mission, and more effectively communicating with its neighbors; and (3) a campus-wide broadband cable network would create an enriched communications environment within the university. Background information and explication for these conclusions make up the major part of the report. Specific topics discussed include Stanford's utilization of a campus-wide broadband communication system (entertainment and personal, public service, administrative and utility uses, and instruction and research); technology and design considerations for institutional and residential systems; Stanford system requirements; economics; and operating options. Following a summary, five specific recommendations are offered. Appendices provide a glossary for the layperson, data on Stanford demographics related to residential cable systems, and a preliminary analysis of the City of Palo Alto position. (LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA.