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The National Information Infrastructure (Internet)
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The National Information Infrastructure (NII) holds great promise for the future. The convergence of communications technologies and the expansion of network services will transform our society and create unparalleled opportunities. CPSR believes that the benefits of the NII should not be framed solely in economic or functional terms. The nation's communications infrastructure should reflect the values of democracy. Ultimately, the success of the NII will be measured by whether it empowers citizens, protects individual rights, and strengthens the democratic institutions on which this country was founded.
Since 1993, the NII has been CPSR's principal program focus. The following resources illustrate CPSR's commitment to this project:
- "Serving the Community: A Public-Interest Vision of the National Information Infrastructure" - CPSR's policy paper on the NII, October 1993 (you can also ftp the text report or get it better formatted in .pdf format). You can also see a Spanish version by Javier Villate.
- History of CPSR's NII project
- "Agenda for Action" - NTIA's report on the National Information Infrastructure
- "Scenarios of People Using the NII" - Former CPSR Chairman Jeff Johnson describes what life could be like with widespread use of the Internet
- "The Information Highway from Hell: A Worst-Case Scenario" - Former CPSR Chairman Jeff Johnson describes the "downside" of the NII.
- "Leading TELCO CEO's jointly support Clinton-Gore technology initiative - Press release from from CEO's of major telecommunications companies, March 23, 1993
- "The Internet and the market system: externalities, marginal cost, and the public interest" - Presentation by Sandra Schickele at the Harvard Conference on Public Access to the Internet, June 1993
- "Universal Access to E-Mail: Feasibility and Societal Implications" - by Robert H. Anderson, Tora K. Bikson, Sally Ann Law and Bridger M. Mitchell
- "Universal Access to the Net: Requirements and Social Impact" - Former CPSR Chairman Jeff Johnson at CHI 97
- Economics Issues of the NII
- Policy Page
- CPSR's Intellectual Property Resources
- The Merit Network Info Center
- IITF meeting minutes - Minutes of the first meeting of the Information Infrastructure Task Force, December 1993.
- Net '93 Report, Washington DC, April 1993.
- Internet Statistics
- This site, provided by Robert H'obbes' Zakon, begins with the formation of the US Defense Department's ARPA (Advanced Research Products Agency) in 1957.
- Leading Telco
CEOs Jointly Support Clinton-Gore Technology Initiative
- March 23, 1993
- Coalition for Networked Information's Invitation to join a public discussion
on the subject of advertising on the Internet
- Oct 25-Nov 30, 1993.
- AT&T's announcement that it is now operating the nation's fastest wide area Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) Network over fully optical links. A link to AT&T Bell Laboratories.
- A directory that addresses security concerns.
- An Introduction to Using the Internet, by J. Milles, St. Louis University School of Law, 17 May '94.
- Kevin Hughes -- comprehensive hypertext document called Entering the World-Wide Web, A Guide to Cyberspace.
- Maps which tell a bit about the growth of the internet.
- DRAFT Internet Timeline
- Internet Computer
- Reference info related to PCs, Macintoshes, and Unix computers.
Full text of House of Representatives Bill H.R. 1757 to provide for a coordinated Federal program to accelerate development and dissemination of applications of high-performance computing and high-speed networking, and for other purposes, July 1993.
Donald A. B. Lindberg, M.D.'s Testimony on High Performance Computing and Communications before the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Technology, Environment, and Aviation, Mar 25, 1993.
An FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) on International E-Mail Accessability (Note: Expires: 17 Jul 1993 04:00:05 GMT)
Clyde Forrest's Information Policy Conference report, held in Vancouver on November 19-21, 1993. It was an amazing event which clarified Canadian municipal, provincial, & federal policy issues and FreeNet action.
A discussion draft of the paper: Blueprint for Renewing Government Services Using Information Technology, a Message from the President of the Treasury Board of Canada, Apr 1994.
Collated on July 5, 1998, by Marsha WoodburyE-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or comments.
Created before October 2004