National Information Infrastructure

Also found in: Dictionary, Acronyms, Wikipedia.

National Information Infrastructure

(NII, or "information superhighway") Future integrated communications in the USA. The NII will be based on a nationwide network of networks, and will supposedly allow all Americans to take advantage of the country's information, communication, and computing resources.

The NII will include current and future public and private high-speed, interactive, narrow-band and broadband networks. It is the satellite, terrestrial, and wireless communications systems that deliver content to homes, businesses, and other public and private institutions. It is the information and content that flows over the infrastructure whether in the form of databases, the written word, a film, a piece of music, a sound recording, a picture, or computer software. It is the computers, televisions, telephones, radios, and other products that people will employ to access the infrastructure. It is the people who will provide, manage, and generate new information, and those that will help others do the same. And it is the individual Americans who will use and benefit from the NII. The NII is a term that encompasses all these components and captures the vision of a nationwide, invisible, seamless, dynamic web of transmission mechanisms, information appliances, content, and people.
This article is provided by FOLDOC - Free Online Dictionary of Computing (


(National Information Infrastructure) The U.S. government's policy for managing advanced technology in the country. The Clinton/Gore administration (1993-2001) was very enthusiastic about the Internet and proposed that it should be funded by private industry and be made available to rich and poor alike.
Copyright © 1981-2019 by The Computer Language Company Inc. All Rights reserved. THIS DEFINITION IS FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. All other reproduction is strictly prohibited without permission from the publisher.
References in periodicals archive ?
Sanders, 2010: Case study: Investigation of interference into 5 GHz weather radars from unlicensed national information infrastructure devices, Part 1.
Both of these developments are progressively turning the informatics sector of India into one of the key components of the country's emerging national information infrastructure (ibid).
It also represents an important milestone for Alpha as we increase our market-leading wireless and broadband products into the customer's 2.4GHz, Local Multipoint Distribution Service (LMDS), Multi-channel, Multipoint Distribution Service (MMDS) and Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (UNII) access technologies."
National Information Infrastructure Initiative (NIII), introduced in the early 1990s, had a direct impact on many countries and international organizations.
Fuzion utilizes the unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (U-NII) radio band to transmit Internet data.
(2.) Committee on Maintaining Privacy and Security in Health Care Applications of the National Information Infrastructure. For the Record: Protecting Electronic Health Information.
"As the National Information Infrastructure develops, new avenues for information products and services will open.
Lehman, Chairman, Information Infrastructure Task Force, Intellectual Property and the National Information Infrastructure: The Report of the Working Group on Intellectual Property Rights (1995); see also Marci A.
The records management community has had limited impact on grand information developments such as the rise of the Internet and the Web, the National Information Infrastructure, and the shift to "digital government." In fact, records and records management issues are too often slighted, misinterpreted, or ignored in discussions of information in the news media, journals, and books.
A major part of the National Information Infrastructure debate(1) has revolved around universal access (McNutt, 1995a, 1995b, 1996d) for individuals and nonprofit agencies.
Their broadband infrastructure is designed to serve two purposes: provide subsidized basic telephone to single-line users and give large businesses access to the National Information Infrastructure (NII).

Encyclopedia browser ?
Full browser ?