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Role of Telecommunications Industries in the U.S. Economy

James W. Cortada

in The Digital Hand

Published in print October 2005 | ISBN: 9780195165876
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199789689 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165876.003.0006
 Role of Telecommunications Industries in the U.S. Economy

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No industry seems to have undergone as many fundamental changes in the United States as the telecommunications industry. This chapter describes those changes and the role information technology played in transforming its base technologies, services, work flows, and institutional structures. The story is considered in the present context with the role of the Internet and the arrival of a digital style of operating in this sector.

Keywords: information technology; applications; Internet; Telecommunications Act 1996

Chapter.  17909 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Business History

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