Information Superhighways Revisited: The Economics of Multimedia / Edition 1

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From market trends, to regulatory issues, to economic considerations...this new book addresses the key factors shaping the future of broadband network technology and provides you with the tools you need to make better, more informed decisions on planning, policy, and investment strategy.

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An overview of the market trends, regulatory issues, and economic considerations shaping the future of broadband network technology. Egan (vice president, INDETEC International) emphasizes strategies and planning in creating an affordable public multimedia network infrastructure, detailing technological concepts and terms, predicting market trends in broadband networks and wireless communications systems, and disseminating the regulatory issues affecting technology adoption and investment, particularly in the case of improving rural telecommunications infrastructures. Includes a glossary of selected economic and cost terms, and an explanation of subsidy cross-subsidy, and the costs of universal service. Lacks a bibliography. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780890069035
  • Publisher: Artech House, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/28/1996
  • Series: The Artech House Telecommunications Library
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.23 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Meet the Author

Bruce Egan is executive vice president of INDETEC International and special consultant and affiliated research fellow to the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information (CITI). He received his M.A. in economics from Southern Illinois University.

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Table of Contents

Introduction. Multimedia Technology Trends. Broadband Network Deployment. Economics of Wireless Communications Systems. Comparison of Wireless and Wireline Network Systems. Economics of Broadband Networks. Universal Service. Improving Rural Telecommunications Infrastructure. Public Policy and Institutional Considerations.

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