The Resource Information Superhighway: Issues Affecting Development

Information Superhighway: Issues Affecting Development

Label
Information Superhighway: Issues Affecting Development
Title
Information Superhighway: Issues Affecting Development
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Technological advances in the transmission of voice, video, and data are fostering fundamental changes in the telecommunications industry. For example, large local telephone companies plan to offer video services in competition with cable and broadcast television, while cable television companies plan to offer local telephone service over their wires in competition with the local telephone companies. The administration believes that these technological changes provide the opportunity to develop an "Information Superhighway" that could provide every element of society with ready access to data, voice, and video communications. Concurrently, the Congress is considering sweeping changes to telecommunications regulations to keep pace with this dynamic industry. GAO prepared this report to serve as an overview of three key issues that decisionmakers may face as they deliberate telecommunications legislation; it focuses on three pivotal issues they face in formulating new telecommunications legislation: (1) managing the transition to a more competitive local telecommunications marketplace; (2) ensuring that all consumers have access to affordable telecommunications as competition develops; and (3) ensuring that the Information Superhighway provides adequate security, privacy, reliability, and interoperability
Cataloging source
DTICE
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC RESOURCES COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVE LOPMENT DIV
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  • Communication and radio systems
  • Telecommunications
  • Video signals
  • Congress
  • Industries
  • Interoperability
  • Dynamics
  • Television systems
  • Radio broadcasting
  • X rays
  • Transmittance
  • Reliability
  • Access
  • Telephone systems
  • Regulations
  • Consumers
  • Legislation
  • Voice communications
  • Cable television
  • Radio Communications
Label
Information Superhighway: Issues Affecting Development
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Report to the Congress
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
77 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227821307
  • (OCoLC)ocn227821307
Label
Information Superhighway: Issues Affecting Development
Publication
Note
Report to the Congress
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
77 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227821307
  • (OCoLC)ocn227821307

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