National Information Infrastructure:
Myths, Metaphors And Realities

Copyright 1995, All Rights Reserved, Yogesh Malhotra, Ph.D.*, Global Risk Management Network, L.L.C.
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Abstract

In recent years the subject of the National Information Infrastructure (NII) has been receiving greater attention in both scholarly and trade publications. The issue is expected to have significant implications for the use of electronic communication in education, business, industry and government. Interestingly, the origins of NII were in the sector of higher education. Despite the significantly broader applications of the NII that have been legislated over the last few years, there is scarcity of research that has attempted to integratively review the key issues and principles that underlie the concept of the NII, the primary stakeholders participating in its implementation, the current status of these issues and the future implications for education, business, industry and government. By providing an integrative perspective of the issues discussed above, such research is expected to inform the study of electronic communication and information exchange. This article based on an exhaustive review of the printed and on-line literature on the NII is expected to fulfill this objective.

Keywords: history of NII, GII, national information infrastructure, global information infrastructure, deregulation, information superhighway, data highway, digital highway, information policy,information society, NII task force, personal privacy issues, privacy rights, privacy guidelines, information security issues, computer security, stakeholders of NII, consumer protection groups, government agencies, internet content, censorship, internet activism, government resources, legal aspects of NII, articles, reports, publications, speeches, USA, United States.

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[INTRODUCTION]

[ I. NATIONAL INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURE: AN OVERVIEW]

[ II. KEY ISSUES OF THE NII]

[III. STAKEHOLDERS OF THE NII]

[ IV. CONCLUDING DISCUSSION]

[Bibliography]

[APPENDIX 1: MAJOR MILESTONES OF THE NII]

[APPENDIX 2: URLs FOR NII AND RELATED ISSUES]

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