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Suggested Citation:"C List of White Papers Received." National Research Council. 2002. Broadband: Bringing Home the Bits. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10235.
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C List of White Papers Received As input to its ongoing study of broadband last mile technology is- sues and options, the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board issued a call for white papers in summer 2000. The papers (arranged alphabetically by authors’ last names) are available for download at CSTB’s Web site, <>. Please note that circulation of these white papers does not constitute endorsement of them by the Committee on Broadband Last Mile Technology, the Computer Science and Telecom- munications Board, or the National Academies. “Factors Influencing Investment in Residential Broadband Equipment and Services—A Venture Capital Perspective” George Abe, Palomar Ventures “Broadband Satellite Networks for Last Mile Technology” Ian F. Akyildiz, Georgia Institute of Technology “Ethernet Broadband Networking” Andreas Bechtolsheim and David Cheriton, Cisco Systems “Broadband Services to Rural Western Massachusetts” Edward Ciesla, Flack & Kurtz Consulting Engineers 307

308 APPENDIX C “Access to What? First Mile Issues for Rural Broadband” Richard Civille, Richard Civille and Associates; Michael Gurstein, Michael Gurstein and Associates; Kenneth Pigg, University of Missouri at Columbia “Last Mile Connectivity Utilizing Fiber Satellite Solutions” Tom Dennett, Harmonic Data Systems “High Bandwidth, Applications, and Economic Development: Let’s Tie It Together!” Sylvie Doucet, Planned Approach, Inc. “Broadband Access Over Inverse Multiplexed Copper” Einar Edvardsen, Telenor R&D “Getting Tele/Tech on Local Government Radar” Richard Esposto, Western Integrated Networks “Technology Developments for Quality Multimedia Delivery for Resi- dences: Coupling of the Broadband and Home Network Technologies” Aura Ganz, University of Massachusetts “Regulatory Issues, Pricing, and Access to Public Utility Right-of-Way” Henry Kilpatrick and Paul Baker, Georgia Institute of Technology “The Use of Satellite Technology for Last Mile Broadband Access” Jose-Marie Montpetit and R. Deininger “Deployment of Multimedia Services to Residential Customers” Jose A. Pozas, Telefonica I+D “Residential Internet Ready Buildings (IRBs)” Amnon Ptashek, EDSL Networks, Inc.

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Broadband communication expands our opportunities for entertainment, e-commerce and work at home, health care, education, and even e-government. It can make the Internet more useful to more people. But it all hinges on higher capacity in the "first mile" or "last mile" that connects the user to the larger communications network. That connection is often adequate for large organizations such as universities or corporations, but enhanced connections to homes are needed to reap the full social and economic promise.

Broadband: Bringing Home the Bits provides a contemporary snapshot of technologies, strategies, and policies for improving our communications and information infrastructure. It explores the potential benefits of broadband, existing and projected demand, progress and failures in deployment, competition in the broadband industry, and costs and who pays them. Explanations of broadband's alphabet soup – HFC, DSL, FTTH, and all the rest – are included as well. The report's finding and recommendations address regulation, the roles of communities, needed research, and other aspects, including implications for the Telecommunications Act of 1996.

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