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Commercialization of the Internet/NREN: Introduction

Susan M. Eldred (Guest Editor, Director of public affairs for Advanced Network & Services, 100 Clearbrook Road, Elmsford, NY)
Michael J. McGill (Director of network systems for the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Ml 48109)

Internet Research

ISSN: 1066-2243

Article publication date: 1 March 1992



Among members of the U.S. Internet community, there probably is no single issue causing more debate than the commercialization of this “network of networks.” Few will dispute that the Internet is a valuable resource, but it is equally clear that its value is not limited to its traditional set of users — those in the research and education (R&E) community. As a result of its success, demand for access to the Internet comes from many sectors, and there is every indication that the fastest growing segment of U.S. Internet users are members of the business community.


Eldred, S.M. and McGill, M.J. (1992), "Commercialization of the Internet/NREN: Introduction", Internet Research, Vol. 2 No. 3, pp. 2-4.




Copyright © 1992, MCB UP Limited

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