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Broadband : bringing home the bits

Author: National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Broadband Last Mile Technology.; National Research Council (U.S.). Computer Science and Telecommunications Board.; National Research Council (U.S.). Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides a contemporary snapshot of technologies, strategies, and policies for improving our communications and information infrastructure. This book explores the potential benefits of broadband,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Computer network resources
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Broadband.
Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)606852343
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Broadband Last Mile Technology.; National Research Council (U.S.). Computer Science and Telecommunications Board.; National Research Council (U.S.). Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences.
ISBN: 0309082730 9780309082730
OCLC Number: 49309638
Description: xvi, 320 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Setting the Stage. The Broadband Challenge. Perspectives on Broadband. A Brief History of the Communications Infrastructure. From Promise to Broad Deployment: What Has Changed Since the Mid-1990s? Broadband Deployment Trends. Reaching All Americans. Access Economics and Evolving Applications. Scope of This Report --
2. What is Broadband? Why Define "Broadband"? Overview of the Technical Characteristics of Broadband. Approaches to Defining Broadband --
3. Broadband Applications and Content. Broadband Applications: Promise and Reality. Classes of Broadband Applications. Social Factors and Impacts of Broadband --
4. Technology Options and Economic Factors. Local Access Technologies in Context. Essential Features of the Local Access Technology Options. Layering and Unbundling. Economics of Infrastructure Investment. Economics of Scaling Up Capacity: Congestion and Traffic Management --
5. Broadband Policy and Regulation. The Context for Broadband Policy. Policy Implications of Technological Change. Competition. Expanding Access and Universal Service Policies. The Local Role in Broadband --
App. A. Broadband Technologies --
App. B.A Brief History of Telecommunications Regulation --
App. C. List of White Papers Received --
App. D. Biographies of Committee Members.
Responsibility: Committee on Broadband Last Mile Technology, Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council.

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