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Telecommunications Career Guide

The telecommunications industry delivers voice communications, data, graphics, television, and video at ever increasing speeds and in an increasing number of ways. Whereas wireline telephone communication was once the primary service of the industry, wireless communication services, Internet service, and cable and satellite program distribution make up an increasing share of the industry.


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Online Wireless Networking Course - You'll learn how wireless works, how wireless devices connect to networks, and how to build and connect to your own wireless network. We'll also explore wireless standards, wireless security, satellite Internet and cellular phone technology, as well as the future of wireless.



Telecommunication is the assisted transmission of signals over a distance for the purpose of communication. In earlier times, this may have involved the use of smoke signals, drums, semaphore, flags or heliograph. In modern times, telecommunication typically involves the use of electronic transmitters such as the telephone, television, radio or computer.



ATIS Telecom Glossary

Terms and accompanying definitions that address the disciplines of: telephony, NS/EP (National Security/EmergencyPreparedness), NII (National Information Infrastructure), spectrum sharing, radar, radio communications (including HF ALE radio), television (including UHF, VHF, cable TV, and HDTV), facsimile, networks (e.g., intelligent networks, open network architecture, ISDN, broadband ISDN, and network management), fiber optic communications, communications security, data processing, premises wiring, photonics, and telegraphy.

Telecommunications Act of 1996

The Telecommunications Act of 1996 is the first major overhaul of telecommunications law in almost 62 years. The goal of this new law is to let anyone enter any communications business -- to let any communications business compete in any market against any other.


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