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The Digital HandVolume II: How Computers Changed the Work of American Financial, Telecommunications, Media, and Entertainment Industries$
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James W. Cortada

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195165876

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165876.001.0001

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Role of Telecommunications Industries in the U.S. Economy

Role of Telecommunications Industries in the U.S. Economy

(p.189) 6 Role of Telecommunications Industries in the U.S. Economy
The Digital Hand

James W. Cortada

Oxford University Press

No industry seems to have undergone as many fundamental changes in the United States as the telecommunications industry. This chapter describes those changes and the role information technology played in transforming its base technologies, services, work flows, and institutional structures. The story is considered in the present context with the role of the Internet and the arrival of a digital style of operating in this sector.

Keywords:   information technology, applications, Internet, Telecommunications Act 1996

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