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Title:
How America got on-line : politics, markets, and the revolution in telecommunications
Author:
Stone, Alan, 1931-
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9781563245763

9781563245770
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Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, c1997.
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xiii, 241 p. ; 24 cm.
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The telecommunications industry is the fastest growing sector of the US economy. This interdisciplinary study of technopolitical economics traces the industry's evolution from the invention of the telephone to the development of hypercommunications. Primary focus is on AT&T and its rivals.


Table of Contents

1 From the Telegraph to Hypercommunications
2 The Rise of AT&T
3 The Assault Begins
4 MCI and the Long Distance Challenge
5 The Biggest Case in History
6 Internationalization and Competition
7 The Wireless Revolution
8 A Marriage Made in Heaven: Computers and Communications
9 Telecommunications Turbulence