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Title The first 100 feet : options for Internet and Broadband access / edited by Deborah Hurley and James H. Keller.
Imprint Cambridge, Massachusetts : MIT Press, [1999]

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Series Publication of the Harvard Information Infrastructure Project
Publication of the Harvard Information Infrastructure Project.
Subject Telecommunication lines -- United States.
Broadband communication systems.
Electric utilities -- United States.
Infrastructure (Economics) -- United States.
Alt Name Hurley, Deborah,
Keller, James,
Description 1 online resource (ix, 209 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Household financing of the first 100 feet? / David Gabel and Milton Mueller -- Delivering on the promise : scenarios for deploying local access / Braanko J. Gerovac and David C. Carver -- First 100 feet for households : consumer adoption patterns / John Carey -- Local wireless option / David R. Hughes -- Rooftop community network : free, high-speed network access for communities / David A. Beyer, Mark D. Vestrich, and J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves -- Use of existing electrical power lines for high-speed communications to the home / Michael Propp -- Will satellite broadband services fulfill their promise? / Bryan Vu -- A city guide : developing, using, and regulating regional telecommunications networks under the Telecommunications Act of 1996 / Andrea L. Johnson -- Power on both sides now : the critical role of electric utilities in Internet development / Steven R. Rivkin -- Utilities unleashed : an answer to customers' Internet and broadband service needs / Bernice K. McIntyre -- Emerging municipal information infrastructure : the Austin experience / Lon Berquist and August E. Grant.
Summary "The growth of the Internet has been propelled in significant part by user investment in infrastructure: computers, internal wiring, and the connection to the Internet provider. This "bottom-up" investment minimizes the investment burden facing providers. New technologies such as wireless and data transmission over power lines, as well as deregulation of telecommunications and electric utilities, will provide new opportunities for user investment in intelligent infrastructure as leverage points for Internet and broadband access. Recasting the "problem of the last 100 feet" as "the opportunity of the first 100 feet," this book challenges individuals, businesses, and policymakers to rethink fundamental issues in telecommunications policy. The contributors look at options for Internet and broadband access from the perspective of homeowners, apartment complexes, and small businesses. They evaluate the opportunities and obstacles for bottom-up infrastructure development and the implications for traditional and alternative providers at the neighborhood, regional, and national levels. Already, some argue that Internet service will become the common denominator platform on which all other services can be carried."
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCOHost, viewed September 29, 2020).
ISBN 058508761X (electronic bk.)
9780585087610 (electronic bk.)
0262581604 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0262287129 (electronic bk.)
9780262287128 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 42856219
Additional Format Print version: First 100 feet. Cambridge, Mass : MIT Press, 1999 0262581604 (DLC) 99025725 (OCoLC)41173609
Table of Contents
 Foreword / Lewis M. Branscomb 
 Introduction / Deborah Hurley, James Keller1
 Household Financing of the First 100 Feet? / David Gabel, Milton Mueller11
 Delivering on the Promise: Scenarios for Deploying Local Access / Branko J. Gerovac, David C. Carver24
 The First 100 Feet for Households: Consumer Adoption Patterns / John Carey39
 The Local Wireless Option / David R. Hughes61
 The Rooftop Community Network: Free, High-Speed Network Access for Communities / David A. Beyer, Mark D. Vestrich, J. J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves75
 The Use of Existing Electrical Power Lines for High-Speed Communications to the Home / Michael Propp92
 Will Satellite Broadband Services Fulfill Their Promise? / Bryan Vu101
 A City Guide: Developing, Using, and Regulating Regional Telecommunications Networks under the Telecommunications Act of 1996 / Andrea L. Johnson119
 Power on Both Sides Now: The Critical Role of Electric Utilities in Internet Development / Steven R. Rivkin137
 Utilities Unleashed: An Answer to Customers' Internet and Broadband Service Needs / Bernice K. McIntyre150
 The Emerging Municipal Information Infrastructure: The Austin Experience / Lon Berquist, August E. Grant173

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