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Computer Systems Policy Project, Perspectives on the Global Information Infrastructure (Feb. 1995).
The report was prepared by the Computer Systems Policy Project (CSPP), an affiliation of the CEOs of the 13 companies. Among the report's recommendations was a call for governments to remove regulatory and trade barriers that could impede competition and limit the growth of the GII. The report also urges industry and government to jointly sponsor test projects that can identify technological and policy obstacles facing the GII and point the way to solutions.
The report delineates seven key CSPP messages on the GII:
- The global information infrastructure is already being established.
- The private sector must take the lead in developing the GII.
- The policy agenda for the GII must go beyond issues of concern to the telecommunications sector.
- Competitive markets and deregulation are critical.
- Governments and the private sector must work to achieve global accessibility.
- Substantive issues to be addressed include: interoperability, market access, security, privacy and intellectual property protection.
- Commercial testbeds, sponsored jointly by industry and governments, will help identify potential barriers to fully developing the GII and point the way to solutions.