The Resource Telecommunications: Technological and Regulatory Factors Affecting Consumer Choice of Internet Providers

Telecommunications: Technological and Regulatory Factors Affecting Consumer Choice of Internet Providers

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Telecommunications: Technological and Regulatory Factors Affecting Consumer Choice of Internet Providers
Title
Telecommunications: Technological and Regulatory Factors Affecting Consumer Choice of Internet Providers
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Often described as a "network of networks" that forms a worldwide information infrastructure, the Internet is expected to become a primary medium for communications, commerce, education, and entertainment in the 21st century. As the Internet becomes a growing force in daily life, the degree of consumer choice among Internet providers has emerged as a key public policy issue. For an American consumer today gaining access to the Internet usually involves obtaining service from two types of companies. The first is a provider of physical transport-a telephone, cable television, or wireless communications company-that supplies a physical connection over which data are transmitted from the consumer's home computer to the provider's facilities. Users typically already have such a connection for phone or cable TV services. The second type of company is an Internet service provider (e.g., America Online, Earthlink, ExciteHome) that provides a pathway or "on-ramp" from a transport provider's facilities to the Internet. Although the majority of Americans currently access the Internet over a telephone line and subscribe separately to an Internet service provider, integrated Internet services offered by cable companies are becoming increasingly prevalent, and various wireless methods of Internet transport are also expected to become popular in the next few years
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DTICE
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
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  • Telecommunications
  • Regulations
  • Consumers
  • Internet
  • Global
  • Policies
  • Networks
  • Company level organizations
  • Microcomputers
  • Public administration
  • Telephone lines
  • Cable television
  • Infrastructure
  • Non-radio Communications
Label
Telecommunications: Technological and Regulatory Factors Affecting Consumer Choice of Internet Providers
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Publication
Note
Report to the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Business Rights and Competition, Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. Senate
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
70 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)227936247
  • (OCoLC)ocn227936247
Label
Telecommunications: Technological and Regulatory Factors Affecting Consumer Choice of Internet Providers
Publication
Note
Report to the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Business Rights and Competition, Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. Senate
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
70 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)227936247
  • (OCoLC)ocn227936247

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