Walter S Baer Free eBooks (1)

Author: Walter S. Baer
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: markets, phone, local, california, competitive
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How Competitive Are California's Local Phone Markets?......
Author: Walter S. Baer
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: education, higher, transform, internet
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Will the Internet Transform Higher Education?......
Author: Walter S. Baer
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: system, transport, air, global, rethinking
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After a half century of remarkable growth, the global "system" of commercial air transport is showing clear signs of stress. This paper describes the current system and the changes that are occurring which pose increasing challenges to the aviation industry, regulators and governments. It argues that improvements in individual parts of the system will not be sufficient to deal with public concerns......
Author: Walter S. Baer
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Keywords: interactions, industry, university, strengthening
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Explores potential government roles and policies for strengthening university-industry interactions in the United States in support of industrial innovation and other national goals.Discusses policy issues relating to university-industry interactions, the current state of knowledge regarding these issues, and government policy options for dealing with them. While the intent is to provide a neutral......
Author: Walter S. Baer
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: revolution, evolution, mdash, states, television, united, cable
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A discussion of cable television's current status in this country, including government regulation, cable's technical promise, and its potential for communication services.Several trends are evident:(1) the cable industry has not yet developed services other than broadcast television distribution that subscribers will readily pay for; (2) overenthusiastic expansion has brought financial strains on......
Author: Walter S. Baer
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: decisionmaking, handbook, television, cable
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A guide for local officials and citizens concerned with cable development in their communities.Discusses the technology, economics, ownership, regulation, and uses of cable, emphasizing the programming and services cable can provide.Contains checklists for use in planning and drafting the franchise, exploring ownership options, selecting the franchisee, regulating the system, organizing for public......
Author: Walter S. Baer
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: local, decisionmaking, overview, summary, television, cable
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A brief summary of R-1133.Contains checklists for use in planning and drafting the franchise, selecting the franchisee, regulating the cable system, organizing for public access, and managing public services on cable.......
Author: Walter S. Baer
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: services, cable, way, prospects, television, interactive
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A study of five- to ten-year trends for two-way cable television development.Providing two-way capacity, as proposed by the FCC, will add 15 to 30 percent to the capital cost of a one-way distribution plant.Providing two-way services will require considerably greater expense in subscriber terminal equipment.Eventually, programming and other software costs will be greater than hardware expenditures......
Authors: C. Pilnick, Walter S. Baer
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: technology, guide, television, cable
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Describes the present state of cable technology, technical approaches to meeting the new FCC requirements for major market cable systems, and the technology for new cable services.Since technical feasibility is linked with costs, the report also discusses cost considerations in building a new cable system or expanding an extant one.The report identifies several problem areas confronting the cable ......
ISBN: 0833025406, 9780833025401
Authors: Walter S. Baer, Gwen Farnsworth
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Keywords: sector, nonprofit, state, programs, private, selected, donations, schools, review, computer
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This documented briefing discusses private-sector, nonprofit and state-sponsored programs that transfer used computer equipment to elementary and secondary schools. There are literally thousands of such programs in the United States, which in total provide more than 100,000 computers annually, or roughly 10 percent of all the computers acquired by K-12 schools. Until recently, most gifts have invo......
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