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Telecommunications History & Policy, ebook

Telecommunications History & Policy, ebook

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 2009. As a former executive with AT&T, Mr. Fulle shares his professional knowledge of an industry that is evolving at an increasing rate.


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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 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.

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Details

Publisher: RIT Press (05/2012)
ISBN-13: 9781933360584
Shipping Weight: 0lb

Press Releases

Press Release: 

“This book addresses an interesting and important topic and is well designed as either a textbook for a telecommunications policy course or a book for a general reader who wants grounding in the last 25 years of the telecommunications industry and policy. The study questions at the end of the chapters are particularly good!” 
— Gregg Sayre, Associate General Counsel, Eastern Region, Frontier Communications

“Professor Fulle allowed me to use a pre-publication manuscript of this book for a 2009 Telecom Policy class that I taught. Students found the book to be easy to understand and forthright. They liked the book, learned from it and rated it highly.” 
— Gidon Lissai, Software Engineer, Lenel Systems International Inc. and Adjunct Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology

Table of Contents

Table of Contents: 

Preface 


1 The Beginning through Predivestiture  
The Beginning  
Early Years 1838-1894  
Competitive Years 1894-1907  
Decline in Competition 1908-1918  
Height of AT&T’s Power 1918-1949 
Competition and Deregulation 1949-Predivestiture 
Summary 
Alexander Graham Bell 
Chapter 1 Study Questions

2 A Digression: Basic Telecommunication Technology, Policy, and Concepts  
Networks  
Numbers  
Toll Free Service  
U.S. Telecommunications Policy  
Concepts  
Summary  
Chapter 2 Study Questions 

3 Divestiture — A Momentous Phenomenon 
Technology Effects 
Policy Effects 
Market Forces 
Summary 
Chapter 3 Study Questions

4 Postdivestiture through the Beginning of the Internet Age 
Regional Bell Operating Companies 
AT&T 1984-1995 83 Summary 
Chapter 4 Study Questions

5 Telecommunications Act of 1996 
Act Overview 95 Title I 
A Retrospective View 
Summary 
Chapter 5 Study Questions

6 The New Millennium Through 2009 
Summary 
Chapter 6 Study Questions

7 Crystal-ball the Future! 
The Possible 
The Near Term; the Probable 
Summary 
Chapter 7 Study Questions

8 The End of the Beginning: A New Beginning 
Chapter 8 Study Questions

Appendix: Case Studies 
Case Study 1: PAETEC 
Case 1 Study Questions  
Case Study 2: Independent Telephone Companies Embarq & Ontario Trumansburg Telephone  
Case 2 Study Questions  
Case Study 3: Fiber Optics, the Non-carrier Opportunity!  
Case 3 Study Questions  
Glossary of Terms 
Bibliography 
Index 

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