And Communications for All: A Policy Agenda for the New by Amit Schejter

By Amit Schejter

During this ebook, 16 prime communications coverage students current a entire telecommunications coverage schedule for the recent federal management. The articles tackle quite a number issues, together with community neutrality, rural connectivity, media possession, minority possession, spectrum coverage, common broadband coverage, and media for kids.

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In Pew Internet random digit dial telephone samples, about one-quarter of adult Americans report having household incomes below $30,000 annually. 18 Jorge Reina Schement v Education: Having attended at least some college establishes a clear dividing line. About half of the adult population has attended or graduated from college, while the other half has a high school diploma or less. At the end of 2006, just more than 50 percent of those with high school diplomas or less used the Internet, compared with nearly 90 percent among those who attended college or have a college degree.

However, the term “high-speed” has entered common usage to differentiate “high-speed” broadband Internet access from “low-speed” dial-up Internet access. It is with that connotation that I use the term, “high-speed,” in this chapter. 30. These figures are compiled from national random digit dial surveys conducted by the Pew Internet and American Life Project. org. 31. John B. Horrigan and Jorge Reina Schement, “Consuming Information More or Less: An Examination of Information Consumption Behavior as a Strategy for Replacing, Displacing, or Supplementing the Consumption of Other Information Goods,” Telecommunications Policy Research Conference, Washington, DC (2002).

15. James R. Beniger, The Control Revolution (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1986); Michael K. Buckland, “Information as thing,” Journal of the American 26 Jorge Reina Schement Society for Information Science 42, no. 5 (1991): 351–60; Manuel Castells, The Rise of the Network Society (Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2000); Chandler, The Visible Hand; and Jorge Reina Schement and Terry Curtis, Tendencies and Tensions of the Information Age (New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction, 1997). 16. Daniel K. Correa, “Assessing broadband in America: OECD and ITIF broadband rankings,” Washington DC, The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation 10 (April 2007).

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