The combination of computers and telecommunications has collapsed the time
and distance factors that once separated nations, people and business organizations.  Telecommunications involves the successful transport of voice, data and video
information over a long distance.


The Information and Telecommunications Education and Research Association
(ITERA) represents a consortium of 18 universities whose mission is the advancement

of telecommunications science through excellence in research and education. 
Telecommunications science draws from multiple disciplines, including the management,
technology and policy aspects of telecommunications. ITERA endeavors to advance telecommunications science through the creation of an annual conference for
educators, researchers and networking professionals.