The Making of Telecommunications Policy

The Making of Telecommunications Policy

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The Making of Telecommunications Policy examines the history, politics, and impact of telecommunications policy. Beginning with a comparison of several alternate views of the future, Olufs explains how government action makes the widespread use of some new technologies more likely than others. He details the challenges that rapid advances in communications technologies pose for policymaking institutions and considers the ways that government responds to the ideological, economic, and political interests of industry, private advocacy groups, and individuals. Olufs discussed the recent trend toward deregulation and provides a full analysis of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, including the politics of its enactment and its long-term implications for both industry and the daily lives of citizens.Clearly, nation-states are and will continue to be strong participants in the international system and will influence the rules ... challenges to nation- states. 105 BUSINESS TRENDS Two months after passage of the 1996 Act, Vice- President Gore ... he wanted cable companies to take the lead in offering competitive services by providing the so-called second wire to ... As a former official of McCaw Cellular put it, aquot;You could run a hell of a business just on what the Bells spend on golfanbsp;...

Title:The Making of Telecommunications Policy
Author: Dick Olufs
Publisher:Lynne Rienner Publishers - 1999

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