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Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

January 1995


This article explains the need for quality educational technology in our schools, and notes the contributions of existing technology in improving education. It describes the potential that telecommunications network technology holds for revitalizing American education. It outlines the major federal programs that provide policy guidance and funding assistance for educational institutions to access and contribute to the evolving National Information Infrastructure (NII), and summarizes federal activities to date. In particular it describes the relevant experiences of the first year of the Telecommunications and Information Infrastructure Assistance Program (TIIAP) which is part of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) at the Department of Commerce. Contact information for all federal programs is provided as well.


Postprint version. Published in Internet Research Journal, Volume 5, Issue 1, 1995, 16 pages.

NOTE: At the time of publication, the author Anu Vedantham was affiliated with the Department of Commerce. Currently, she is a staff member of the Penn Libraries of the University of Pennsylvania.



Date Posted: 14 April 2008

This document has been peer reviewed.