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Emerging markets for satellite data communications in the public serviceThe paper discusses some of the current and potential markets for satellite data communications as projected by the Public Service Satellite Consortium (PSSC). Organizations in the public service sector are divided into three categories, depending on their expected benefits and organizational changes due to increased satellite telecommunications use: A - modest institutional adjustments are necessary and significant productivity gains are likely; B - institutional requirements picture is promising, but more information is needed to assess benefits and risk; and C - major institutional adjustments are needed, risks are high but possible benefits are high. These criteria are applied to the U.S. health care system, continuing education, equipment maintenance, libraries, environmental monitoring, and other potential markets. The potential revenues are seen to be significant, but what is needed is a cooperative effort by common carriers and major public service institutions to aggregate the market.
Document ID
19790032184
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Authors
Potter, J. G. (Public Service Satellite Consortium San Diego, Calif., United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1978
Subject Category
SOCIAL SCIENCES (GENERAL)
Meeting Information
National Computer Conference(Anaheim, CA)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS5-23865
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other