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Understanding modern telecommunications and the information superhighway [electronic resource] / John G. Nellist, Elliot M. Gilbert.

By: Nellist, John G.
Contributor(s): Gilbert, Elliot M.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Boston, Mass. : Artech House, c1999Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 285 p.) : ill.ISBN: 1580532373 (electronic bk.); 9781580532372 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Computer networks | Information superhighway | R�eseaux d'ordinateurs | Autoroutes �electroniques | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- Media & Communications | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Telecommunications | Electronic booksGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Understanding modern telecommunications and the information superhighway.DDC classification: 384 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
From Telegraph to Terabits -- In the Beginning -- The Wire Telegraph -- Printing Telegraphs and the Teletypewriter -- The Telephone -- Telephone Switching -- Automatic Telephone Switching -- Voice Telecommunication Without Wires -- ATandT and Western Union Separate -- Wire Line Carrier -- Telecommunications Regulation -- Semiconductors Arrive -- Advances in Switching -- Coaxial Cables -- Microwave Radio Arrives -- First Transatlantic Submarine Telephone Cable -- The Digital Transmission Era Begins -- Satellites Relay Communications -- Community Antenna Television (CATV) -- Communications Through Glass Fibers -- The Breakup of Ma Bell -- Advances in Fiber Optic Technology -- New Network Technology -- Telecommunications Act of 1996 -- The Computer and the Internet -- A Brief History -- Computer Miniaturization -- Microprocessor Size -- Microprocessor Speed -- From Megabytes to Gigabytes and Beyond -- The Millennim Bug -- The Internet -- Cyberspace -- Web Browsers -- Marketing on the Internet -- Hardware -- Software -- Internet Service Providers -- Retail Services -- Equity Trading -- Content -- Electronic Transactions -- Education -- Internet Access -- On-Ramp Congestion -- Who Uses the Information Superhighway? -- A Brief History -- Types of Communications Services -- Interactive Services -- Distribution Services -- The Internet -- Business and the Internet -- Computer-Telephony Integration -- Telecommuting -- The Virtual Office -- Video Applications -- Distance Learning -- Wired Campuses -- The Virtual College.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

From Telegraph to Terabits -- In the Beginning -- The Wire Telegraph -- Printing Telegraphs and the Teletypewriter -- The Telephone -- Telephone Switching -- Automatic Telephone Switching -- Voice Telecommunication Without Wires -- ATandT and Western Union Separate -- Wire Line Carrier -- Telecommunications Regulation -- Semiconductors Arrive -- Advances in Switching -- Coaxial Cables -- Microwave Radio Arrives -- First Transatlantic Submarine Telephone Cable -- The Digital Transmission Era Begins -- Satellites Relay Communications -- Community Antenna Television (CATV) -- Communications Through Glass Fibers -- The Breakup of Ma Bell -- Advances in Fiber Optic Technology -- New Network Technology -- Telecommunications Act of 1996 -- The Computer and the Internet -- A Brief History -- Computer Miniaturization -- Microprocessor Size -- Microprocessor Speed -- From Megabytes to Gigabytes and Beyond -- The Millennim Bug -- The Internet -- Cyberspace -- Web Browsers -- Marketing on the Internet -- Hardware -- Software -- Internet Service Providers -- Retail Services -- Equity Trading -- Content -- Electronic Transactions -- Education -- Internet Access -- On-Ramp Congestion -- Who Uses the Information Superhighway? -- A Brief History -- Types of Communications Services -- Interactive Services -- Distribution Services -- The Internet -- Business and the Internet -- Computer-Telephony Integration -- Telecommuting -- The Virtual Office -- Video Applications -- Distance Learning -- Wired Campuses -- The Virtual College.

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