ERIC Number: ED352950
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jul-29
Reference Count: N/A
Telecommuting. Hearing on H.R. 5082, A Bill To Promote the Use of Telecommuting, before the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and Finance of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, Second Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
This hearing on H.R. 5082, "The Telecommuting Act of 1992," focuses on how the developing telecommunications infrastructure can provide major benefits to the environment, employers, and the daily life of working people, who now have the ability to telecommute to their office from some alternative work site located nearer to their home. It is noted that telecommuting hopes to take advantage of technology such as personal computers, modems, fax machines, fiber optics, videoconferencing, and private and public networks, to create remote satellite or tele-work centers away from the traditional work place. H.R. 5082 introduces a legislative proposal to create an office of telecommuting within the National Telecommunications and Information Agency. Witnesses for this hearing include: (1) Steny H. Hoyer, U.S. Representative from Maryland; (2) Carlene Bawden, General Services Administration (GSA); (3) Maxine Sterling, Coordinator for Telecommuting, GSA; (4) Charles M. Oliver, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information, National Telecommunications and Information Administration; (5) Charles E. Grantham, University of San Francisco; (6) John W. Dillon, Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company; (7) Marsha L. Fuller, Fuller Consulting Services; and (8) Edward Risse, Synergy Planning, Inc. Also included are materials submitted for the record: "Can Telecommunications Help Solve America's Transportation Problems?" (Arthur D. Little) and a statement by John S. Niles of Global Telematics. (ALF)
Descriptors: Facsimile Transmission, Federal Government, Futures (of Society), Government Role, Hearings, Information Technology, Interactive Video, Long Range Planning, Microcomputers, Modems, Public Policy, Technological Advancement, Telecommunications, Teleconferencing, Teleworking
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Energy and Commerce.