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National Research Council. 1977. Metropolitan communications: near term needs and opportunities (1976-1980).. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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Front Matter i-ix
Useful Roles for Telecommunications in Urban Health Care 3-27
Technology and Telecommunications in Education 28-65
Discussion Notes on Telecommunications and Education 66-69
Background Material on Plato Computer Assisted Instruction System 70-76
Cost-to-benefit Ratios in Medical Data Telecommunications 77-85
An Aspect of Baltimore Citys Human Resources Delivery System 86-95
Electronic Library and Reference Service Requirements in Metropolitan Areas 96-109
Possible Use of Satellite Transmission for Direct Broadcast Television in a Future Metropolitan Communications System 110-117
Telecommunications in Business 118-151
Technology Assessment 152-157
Entertainment and Telecommunications the Next Five Years 158-162
Emergency Services Telecommunications Needs 163-177
Telecommunications Relative To Transportation 178-187
Report on Needs of the City Panel on Priorities and Street Crime 188-199
Communication for Survival Perspective and Proposed Programs 200-216
Requirements of Metro Area Governments for Communications Information 217-220
Administrative Communications in a Large Urban County Government 221-229
Communications in an Environmental Agency 230-250
A Survey of Existing and Near Term Capabilities and Applications for Metropolitan Communications 251-315
New Telecommunications Technologies 316-358
Optical Communication Within the Atmosphere 359-370
Speech Synthesis and Recognition 371-377
Preliminary Report broadband Cable Systems 378-392
Factors Relating To Broadband Cable Systems 393-399
Terminals and Interconnection 400-420
Packet Switched Network Service 421-427
Possible Use of Satellites in Future Metropolitan Communications Systems 428-453
Communications Switching Technology 454-465
Network Planning for Metropolitan Communications 466-476
Background Paper Selected Economic and Policy Issues in Communications Regulation 477-500
Comments on Issue 8 501-509
Some Thoughts on Issue 3 510-531
Security of Metropolitan Telecommunications 532-540
Technical Aspects of the Protection of Individual Privacy 541-552
Privacy Security Factors in Broadband Cable Distribution Systems 553-556
Privacy and Security in Metro Services 557-563

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