ERIC Number: ED381131
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jul-26
Reference Count: N/A
Technology Deployment and Interoperability in the National Information Infrastructure. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Technology, Environment and Aviation of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. House of Representatives, One Hundred Third Congress, Second Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.
This document presents the proceedings of a Congressional hearing on private sector initiatives to develop the National Information Infrastructure (NII) with a focus on understanding the nature of industry investment in the NII and how those investments will contribute to the Administration's goals for NII. Statements are provided by the following witnesses: Clark S. Ryan, Chief Technical Officer, AT&T Bell Laboratories; Ross K. Ireland, Vice President, Network Technology, Pacific Telesis Group; Stewart D. Personick, Assistant Vice President, Bellcore; and Peter P. Bassermann, Chairman, Technology and Operations Council, Cellular Telephone Industry Association and President, Southern New England Telephone Mobility. Discussion includes a hybrid fiber-optic network; the tension between open architecture and investment incentive in the initial development of an advanced NII; and technological challenges of interoperability. The following needs are identified: the reform of current federal policies, including removal of restrictions on private industry; federal support of standards and research and development of technology; maximizing social and economic benefits through an open competitive environment; consistency between industry technology deployment plans and the Administration's vision of NII; and affordable access. (AEF)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Competition, Computer Networks, Economic Opportunities, Government (Administrative Body), Hearings, Incentives, Information Industry, Investment, Private Sector, Research and Development, Social Influences, Technological Advancement, Telephone Communications Industry
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 Science, Space and Technology.