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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 accomplished telecommunications coverage time table for the recent federal management. The articles deal with 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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Brian Kahin and Hal R. Varian (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2000). 11. “Let it be remarked, in the third place, that the intercourse throughout the Union will be facilitated by new improvements. Roads will everywhere be shortened, and kept in better order; accommodations for travelers will be multiplied and meliorated; an interior navigation on our eastern side will be opened throughout, or nearly throughout, the whole extent of the thirteen States. ” James Madison (30 November 1787), “Objections to the Proposed Constitution From Extent of Territory Answered,” FEDERALIST no.

James Madison, fourth president of the United States, played a major part in the debates that led to the Constitution, helped frame the Bill of Rights, and contributed to the Federalist Papers. As president, he became a temporary refugee when British forces burned the capital during the War of 1812. 2. The idea of a social contract resonated strongly among the founders of the United States. In particular, they drew on the writings of Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Thomas Paine.

16 Indeed, while a social contract emphasizing participation may be explicit or implied, new universal service policies advance at the same time a country’s position as a global economic competitor. In those countries with the highest broadband penetration, universal service is not perceived as a corrective for an already established network; rather, it is seen as the driver of an information economy. From this perspective, universal service offers two additional advantages not considered in its twentieth-century manifestation.

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