Front Cover

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pp. 1-1

Title Page, Copyright

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pp. i-iv

Table of Contents

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pp. v-vi

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Introduction

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pp. 1-12

...government funding, the Internet has emerged as a commercial force through the efforts of actors in the private sector. Telephone companies built its fiber-optic “backbone,” which routes an unimaginably large and increasing volume of data, voice, and video traffic to Internet users through “last mile” connections...

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Twentieth-Century Telecommunications Policy

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pp. 13-24

...changed the way that people communicate with one another. The nineteenth century saw the development and widespread use of the telegraph and the beginning of the telephone industry. Toward the end of the century, radio was invented, but it was not commercialized on a broad scale until early in the twentieth century...

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Toward a Twenty-First Century Policy Framework for Telecommunications

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pp. 25-36

...wireline technologies (cable modem and DSL) for first-generation broadband service, roughly 55 percent of the nation’s households have access to only one wireline provider capable of supporting next-generation or “superfast” broadband as defined by the FCC.7 In its sixth (2010), seventh (2011), and eighth (2012) “Broadband...

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Specific Policy Reforms

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pp. 37-58

...Accordingly, we divide our specific policy prescriptions into those that would stimulate investment by fiber operators and those that would stimulate investment by wireless providers. These policies are aimed at promoting competitive entry in markets already served by one wireline provider, typically cable. The chapter...

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The Enormous Benefits of a Broadband World

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pp. 59-72

...communicate with each other and to the masses of other people who were likewise linked. For that very reason, some predicted that it would lead to the “death of distance”—to a world in which people could work remotely without having to come into a physical central location and in which, by implication, cities or...

Notes

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pp. 73-82

Index

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pp. 83-90

Back Cover

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pp. 98-98