Accession Number : ADA324075

Title :   Digital Tornado: The Internet and Telecommunications Policy.

Corporate Author : FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF PLANS AND POLICY

Personal Author(s) : Werbach, Kevin

PDF Url : ADA324075

Report Date : MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 99

Abstract : This working paper addresses three overlapping telecommunications policy areas that relate to the Internet: law, economics, and public policy. Legal questions arise from the difficulty in applying existing regulatory classifications to Internet-based services. Economic questions arise from the effects of Internet usage on the telecommunications infrastructure, and the effects of the telecommunications infrastructure on the Internet. Public policy questions arise from the need to maximize the public benefits that the Internet brings to society.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, *INTERNET, DATA BASES, POLICIES, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, DATA MANAGEMENT, INFORMATION EXCHANGE, ECONOMIC IMPACT, DISTRIBUTED DATA PROCESSING, COMMUNICATIONS TRAFFIC, COST ESTIMATES, ONLINE SYSTEMS, FEDERAL LAW, PRICE INDEX.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE