Communications Policy — The Need for Research

  • J. B. Cowie
Part of the Nato Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 6)


Until recently the major task of most PTTs was to work towards a target of installing a telephone in each home and to supply the basic telephone needs of business. In this situation there was rarely major discussion of telecommunications policy unless it involved questions of capital investment and relative priorities between competing needs. Recently there has been a change in the situation. Developments in technology have meant that new issues have arisen in relation to the impact on Computing and Communications. There is now — and will be increasingly in future — a widening of the area of public debate.


User Requirement Potential Abuse Telecommunication Service Communication Policy Past Practice 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. B. Cowie
    • 1
  1. 1.Long Range Intelligence DivisionBritish Post OfficeUK

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