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Telecom nation : telecommunications, computers, and governments in Canada

Author: Laurence B Mussio
Publisher: Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2001.
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Governments around the world have found the massive expansion of telecommunications systems and the breathless pace of innovation too important to be left to the market alone. In Canada, telecommunications became an important object of public policy. Telecom Nation focuses on how governments and regulatory agencies handled the communications revolution in the three critical decades after the Second World War.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Mussio, Laurence B.
Telecom nation.
Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2001
(DLC) 2002437022
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence B Mussio
ISBN: 9780773569140 0773569146 1282859269 9781282859265
OCLC Number: 123470260
Description: 1 online resource (x, 307 pages, [8] pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents: 1. From Golden Age to Iron Cage: Telecommunications Regulation and the Board of Transport Commissioners for Canada, 1945-1966 --
2. Connecting Canada to the World: International Telecommunications Policy, 1942-1966 --
3. Canadians and Computers: Initial Canadian Responses to the Computer, 1948-1968 --
4. Revolution and Reaction: Telecommunications Policy, 1960-1969 --
5. Collapse and Surrender: Telecommunications Regulation and the Canadian Transport Commission, 1967-1975 --
6. The Politics of Technological Development: Canada, 1970-1975 --
7. "Abort, Retry, Ignore, Fail?": Ottawa and the First Information Highway, 1969-1975.
Responsibility: Laurence B. Mussio.
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Examines how federal and provincial public policy tried to keep pace with the diffusion of telecommunications, consumer demand, and rising tide of technological innovation. This book provides a  Read more...

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