ERIC Number: ED033595
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
A Survey of Telecommunications Technology. Part II. President's Task Force on Communications Policy. Staff Paper One, Part II.
Rostow, Eugene V.
The document contains the final four appendices to a staff paper submitted to the President's Task Force on Communications Policy. "The Digital Loop" describes changes in urban telecommunications which are predicted for 1970-80, considering three possible systems: paired wires with single analog signals (present telephones), coaxial cables with multiple analog signals, and coaxial cables with multiple digital signals. This latter system is the most versatile, efficient and promising for the next decade. The Panel on Urban Communications points out that although techniques exist which could solve most major urban problems, slow progress is made for the lack of incentive to change, especially in the public sector. Its report calls for a basic change of incentives and institutions in urban telecommunications. The third appendix concludes that cable TV will not replace the frequency spectrum in the future and that new channels will develop without governmental help. The last appendix summarizes future telecommunications via satellites utilizing low cost earth stations. (BB)
Descriptors: Cable Television, Communications, Communications Satellites, Computer Oriented Programs, Federal Government, Government Publications, Information Networks, Information Systems, Innovation, Networks, Policy Formation, Technological Advancement, Telecommunications, Telephone Communications Industry, Television Research, Urban Areas, Urban Environment
Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB-184 413, MF $.65, HC $3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: President's Task Force on Communications Policy, Washington, DC.