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Integrate Tetherless Approach with NII Planning

The concept of tetherless data access to the NII should be integrated into other NII studies and planning. Most such studies and planning envision a person sitting at a desk. The tetherless concept is an important aspect of making full use of the NII in life beyond relatively static libraries, schools, and offices.

Additional Resources

Abramson, Norman (editor). 1993. Multiple Access Communications: Foundations for Emerging Technologies, IEEE Press, New York.

Abramson, Norman. 1994. "Multiple Access in Wireless Digital Networks," invited paper, Proceedings of the IEEE, September.

Notes

1. Mobile Data Report. 1995. "BIS Estimates U.S. Market to Reach 9.9 Million Users in 2000," Vol. 7, No. 8, April 24.

2. Nelson, Paul, and Dan Merriman, BIS Strategic Decisions. 1994. "Wirelessly Enabling Portable Computers: A Major Growth Opportunity," The Red Herring, September/October, pp. 64–65.

3. Flynn, Laurie. 1994. "The Executive Computer: 3 Ways to Be Unplugged Right Now," New York Times, December 4.

4. Leibowitz, Dennis, Eric Buck, Timothy Weller, and John Whittier. 1995. The Wireless Communications Industry. Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, New York, Winter 1994–95, p. 34.

5. Mobile Data Report. 1995. "McCaw Prices CDPD as Low as 8 Cents/K to Cover 75 Percent of its Markets in 1995," Vol. 7, No. 8, April 24.



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