The diffusion of new telecommunication technologies

John Carey, Mitchell L. Moss

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This article assesses the recent diffusion of new telecommunication technologies. Drawing upon an historical framework, the authors find that new technologies face significant barriers to rapid penetration in the home and office. Data on cable television, electronic text services, teleconferencing and alternative video distribution technologies are analysed to highlight the constraints facing the growth of new telecommunications services.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)145-158
Number of pages14
JournalTelecommunications Policy
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1985


  • Diffusion
  • Policy
  • Telecommunications technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Information Systems
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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