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Title: "Competing Definitions of Openness on the NII"
Author: Jonathan Band Attorney, Adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center
Publication Date: November 1 1997
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Abstract: In the early 1990s, the computer, entertainment, and communications trade press began to devote increasing attention to the &quot;information infrastructure.&quot; Although no one vision for the information infrastructure emerged, the dominant metaphor was the &quot;information superhighway.&quot; Just as the federal interstate highway program of the 1950s and '60s created a vast road network that facilitated automobile travel throughout the United States, so too would the information superhighway create a vast communications network that would facilitate the movement of digital information throughout the United States.
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