Featured Scholar (Faculty)
Professor Ron Fulle spent over 25 years in the telecommunications industry and over 10 years teaching telecommunications courses preparing to write his first scholarly book on telecommunications. The actual writing took a little over three years with very much writing occurring during summers. Thankfully, CAST also provided a one quarter faculty leave which allowed him to finish the book.
Telecommunications History and Policy into the 21st Century.
Telecommunications History & Policy into the 21st Century provides a succinct overview of the telecommunications environment and the factors that have shaped this industry from its inception through the end of 2009. As a former executive with AT&T, Mr. Fulle shares his professional knowledge of an industry that is evolving at an increasing rate. This book provides a valuable examination of the evolution and complexity of the telecommunications industry, not only from its technological advances, but through actual business case studies and analysis of the four components of industry change: technology, regulatory and legal policy, market forces and security. Each chapter provides a brief summary of key concepts and a list of study questions to invoke discussion and review. While the events of the past have been significant and important, the best is yet to come!
Professor Ron Fulle is a graduate of the State University of New York at Oswego where he received a BS in Mathematics, and he holds a MS in Telecommunications from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has over twenty-five years of industry experience and is currently teaching at Rochester Institute of Technology in the Telecommunications Engineering Technology program.