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The Second Information Revolution

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$72.50 • £58.95 • €65.50

ISBN 9780674011786

Publication Date: 09/25/2003

Short

336 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

1 table

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    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • 1. Introduction
      • The Promise of Regulation
      • Conceptual Framework
    • 2. The First Information Revolution
      • The Development of Telegraph Services
      • The Telephone and State Regulation
      • Radio and Federal Regulation
    • 3. Technological Origins of the Second Information Revolution, 1940–1950
      • Radar
      • The Transistor
      • Electronic Digital Computers
    • 4. The SAGE Project
  • I. The Separate Worlds Of Computers And Communications, 1950–1968
    • 5. The Early Semiconductor Industry
      • The Creation of a Competitive Market
      • Innovation and the Integrated Circuit
      • Falling Prices, Rising Output
    • 6. The Early Commercial Computer Industry
      • Vacuum-Tube and Transistor Computers
      • The System/360 and IBM Dominance
      • Alternatives to IBM Computers
    • 7. The Regulated Monopoly Telephone Industry
      • Antitrust and the 1956 Consent Decree
      • Microwave Technology and Potential Long Distance Competition
      • Central Office Switches
      • Terminal Equipment
  • II. Boundary Disputes And Limited Competition, 1969–1984
    • 8. Data Communications
      • Packet-Switching and the Arpanet
      • Network Protocols and Interconnection
      • Local Area Networks and Ethernet
    • 9. From Mainframes to Microprocessors
      • Intel and the Microprocessor
      • Personal Computers and Workstations
    • 10. The Computer-Communications Boundary
      • Computer-Assisted Messages: Communications or Data Processing?
      • Smart Terminals: Teletypewriters or Computers?
      • Interconnection of Customer-Owned Equipment with the Telephone Network
      • The Deregulation of Terminal Equipment
      • The Deregulation of Enhanced Services
    • 11. Fringe Competition in Long Distance Telephone Service
      • Competition in Specialized Services
      • Competition in Switched Services
      • The Transition to Optical Fiber
    • 12. Divestiture and Access Charges
      • The Divestiture
      • Access Charges
      • The Enhanced Service Provider Exemption
  • III. Interconnected Competition And Integrated Services, 1985–2002
    • 13. Mobile Telephones and Spectrum Reform
      • Early Land Mobile Telephones
      • Cellular Spectrum Allocation
      • Cellular Licensing Problems
      • Spectrum Institutional Reform
      • PCS and Auctions
    • 14. Local Competition and the Telecommunications Act of 1996
      • Competitive Access Providers
      • Interconnection: CAP to CLEC
      • The Telecommunications Act of 1996
      • Implementation of the Telecommunications Act of 1996
    • 15. The Internet and the World Wide Web
      • The Commercial Internet and Backbone Interconnection
      • The Development of the Web
      • The New Economy Financial Boom and Bust
      • Real Growth in Telecommunication and Price Benefits
    • 16. Conclusion
      • Technological Progress and Policy Evolution
      • The Process of Institutional Change
      • Final Comment
    • References
    • Index

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