The first 100 feet: New options for Internet and broadband access. Final report, June 1, 1996--January 31, 1998

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This project was undertaken to explore new options for connecting homes and small businesses to high-speed communications networks, such as the Internet. Fundamental to this inquiry was an interest in looking at options which are newly enabled through changes in technology and regulation, and which go beyond the traditional topdown, centralized model for local access. In particular, the authors focused on opportunities for end-user and community-level investment. This project was intended to investigate the opportunities presented by the decreasing cost of computing and networking platforms, the unbundling of local exchange network elements, and the intelligent endpoints model of networking best ... continued below

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Branscomb, L.; Hurley, D. & Keller, J. April 1, 1998.

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This project was undertaken to explore new options for connecting homes and small businesses to high-speed communications networks, such as the Internet. Fundamental to this inquiry was an interest in looking at options which are newly enabled through changes in technology and regulation, and which go beyond the traditional topdown, centralized model for local access. In particular, the authors focused on opportunities for end-user and community-level investment. This project was intended to investigate the opportunities presented by the decreasing cost of computing and networking platforms, the unbundling of local exchange network elements, and the intelligent endpoints model of networking best exemplified by the Internet. Do these factors, along with communications technologies such as spread spectrum wireless, digital subscriber line services, and the ability to modulate a communications signal over the electric power line infrastructure, enable new models for end-user investment in intelligent infrastructure as a leverage point for accessing the broadband network? This question was first explored through a two-day conference held at the Freedom Forum in Arlington, Virginia, October 29 and 30, 1996. The workshop addressed issues in the consumer adoption of new communications technologies, use of the electric power line infrastructure, the role of municipalities, and the use of alternative technologies, such as XDSL, satellite, spread spectrum wireless, LMDS, and others. The best of these papers have been further developed, with editorial guidance provided by Harvard, and compiled in the form of a book (The First 100 Feet: New Options for Internet and Broadband Access, Deborah Hurley and James Keller, eds., MIT Press, 1998) to be published as part of the MIT Press Spring 1998 catalogue. A summary of topics covered by the book is given in this report.

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  • The first 100 feet: new options for Internet and broadband access, Washington, DC (United States), 29-30 Oct 1996

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  • Report No.: DOE/ER/25298--1
  • Report No.: CONF-9610390--
  • Grant Number: FG02-96ER25298
  • DOI: 10.2172/661598 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 661598
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc706727

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Branscomb, L.; Hurley, D. & Keller, J. The first 100 feet: New options for Internet and broadband access. Final report, June 1, 1996--January 31, 1998, report, April 1, 1998; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc706727/: accessed August 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.