[Air-L] Impact of AT&T divestiture on American college anduniversity campus computer networks?
Chris.Heidelberg at ssa.gov
Tue Oct 16 13:19:51 PDT 2007
Living in the DC/Baltimore area with Hopkins, MD, Georgetown, GW, UMBC,
George Mason, Howard and Morgan are all research intensive and there is
a lot of bandwidth. I can tell you that the AT&T break up is the key to
the web of today. Judge Green actually found AT&T to be a monopoly in
1982 (I believe that AT&T had been under a consent decree dating back to
1956 and the original suit was filed by MCI in 1968). I believe they
were given two years to get it affairs in orders.
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[mailto:air-l-bounces at listserv.aoir.org] On Behalf Of Ben Spigel
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Subject: Re: [Air-L] Impact of AT&T divestiture on American college
anduniversity campus computer networks?
This is a fantastic topic, and definitely post whatever output of this
research topic back to the list.
You might find Ed Malecki's paper on regional bandwidth provision an
interesting paper. It finds a very strong correlation between the amount
of bandwidth in a region and the presence of a Ph.D granting
institution. Universities were usually the core around a regional
network. I'm not exactly sure how it directly relates to your topic, but
it might give some interesting context.
The citation is Malecki, E. (2004). Fibre tracks: Explaining investment
in fibre optic backbones. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development,
Department of Geography
The Ohio State University
On 10/16/07, elw at stderr.org <elw at stderr.org> wrote:
> > While I certainly welcome input on the broader topic, I turn to
> > you to recommend sources to help me understand what effect, if any,
> > the 1984 divestiture of AT&T may have had on the development of
> > American college and university campus computer networks and
> > telecommunications, particularly computer networks installed in
> > residence halls. From primary and secondary sources, I already know
> > that some institutions (the pioneers, as far as I can tell) began
> > installing and experimenting with in-room network connections in the
> > mid 80s. So the timing is right
> Great topic!
> There were ghetto/private/totally-unauthorized networks running in the
> dorms at my undergrad institution a full decade (plus some...) before
> the dorms were formally wired by the university. RG-58 coax running
> down exterior drainpipes, through windows, et cetera. This stuff has
> been going on for ages. :-)
> There was some history of private CATV wiring on the same campus, also
> done somewhat independently...
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