This text suggests solutions to the obstacles facing the USA and European Union as they race to secure their positions in the global information age. Despite the size and prowess of both the USA and European Union, neither will be able to take advantage of this age without a collaborative effort.

Introduction, Bit 1 Telecom Background, Bit II From Monopoly to Competitive Markets, Bit III Techincal and Contnet Issues in a Broadband Era, Bit IV Case Studies.