While societies have always had information infrastructures, the power and reach of today's information technologies offer opportunities to transform work and family lives in an unprecedented fashion. This volume, a collection of six papers presented at the 1994 National Academy of Engineering Meeting Technical Session, presents a range of views on the subject of the revolution in the U.S. information infrastructure. The papers cover a variety of current issues including an overview of the technological developments driving the evolution of information infrastructures and where they will lead; the development of the Internet, particularly the government's role in its evolution; the impact of regulatory reform and antitrust enforcement on the telecommunications revolution; and perspectives from the computer, wireless, and satellite communications industries.
Table of Contents
|The Evolution of Information Infrastructures: The Competitive Search for Solutions||1-12|
|The Role of Government in the Evolution of the Internet||13-24|
|The Promise of the National Information Infrastructure||25-38|
|Satellite Communications in the Global Information Infrastructure||39-52|
|Current Trends and Likely Futures in Wireless Systems||53-62|
|Antitrust Enforcement and the Telecommunications Revolution: Friends, Not Enemies||63-79|
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