Electronic Byways: State Policy for Rural Development Through Telecommunications

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Many rural communities are experiencing an economic decline for which there is no obvious or easy remedy. Concerned community and state government leaders must seek new ways to forestall structural decline and construct a new economic vision for themselves. And, given the dynamics of today's global economy, any plan for economic development must provide links to national and international economies. In this groundbreaking study, rural development and communications policy scholars explore the role modern rural ...
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Overview

Many rural communities are experiencing an economic decline for which there is no obvious or easy remedy. Concerned community and state government leaders must seek new ways to forestall structural decline and construct a new economic vision for themselves. And, given the dynamics of today's global economy, any plan for economic development must provide links to national and international economies. In this groundbreaking study, rural development and communications policy scholars explore the role modern rural telecommunications infrastructures can play in facilitating these goals. The authors illustrate the ways advanced telecommunications can, in combination with strategic community development planning, serve as a catalyst for economic growth. In this regard, they provide prescriptive policy recommendations for governors, state legislatures, economic development departments, state telecommunications regulatory commissions, and the telecommunications industry.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780813315935
  • Publisher: Westview Press
  • Publication date: 5/18/1992
  • Pages: 307

Meet the Author

John C. Allen is assistant professor of rural sociology at the University of Nebraska. Don A. Dillman is professor of sociology, a rural sociologist, and director of the Social and Economic Sciences Research Center at Washington State University.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures, Maps, and Tables
Acknowledgments
Foreword
Executive Summary 1
Goals and Recommendations 15
Introduction 21
1 Rural America in the Global Economy 25
1 The U.S. Rural Economy in the 1990s 25
2 The Process of Rural Development 31
3 The Role of Telecommunications 35
4 The Changing Telecommunications Environment 36
2 State Telecommunications Players and Policies 49
1 Two Cultures 49
2 The Players: State Government Involvement in Telecommunications 51
3 The Role of the State Legislature 52
4 The Role of the Executive Branch 54
5 The Role of the State Regulatory Commissions 61
6 Regulatory Policies 67
7 A Growing Role for the Telephone Companies 77
8 Conclusions 79
3 Rural Development Players: State and Local Initiatives 81
1 The Culture of Rural Development 81
2 State and Local Agencies with Links to Rural Development and Telecommunications 82
3 Telecommunications and Rural Employment 85
4 Applications for Health Care and Emergency Services 92
5 Distance Education and Rural Development 94
6 Bridging the Gap 110
4 Local Perspectives on Telecommunications and Development: Four Community Studies 113
1 Background 113
2 Questions Raised by Earlier Research 114
3 The Four Communities 117
4 Strategies for Development at the Local Level 123
5 The Demand Profile for Rural Telecommunications Services 128
6 Cultivating the Development Point of View: Policy Implications 132
5 Rural Telecommunications and Economic Development in Washington State: A Case Study 139
1 Background 140
2 The AT&T Divestiture Prompts New Concern 142
3 Developing a Vision of Rural Telecommunications 145
4 Refining the Research, Spreading the Word 146
5 Sustained Momentum for Change 151
6 Lessons Learned 157
6 Telecommunications and Rural Development: Quantitative Analyses 161
1 Why Quantitative Analysis? 161
2 Gaps in Earlier Research 162
3 National Time Series Data 164
4 The Data from the Pacific Northwest 166
5 The Telecommunications Connection 181
7 Building Electronic Byways: Goals and Recommendations 183
1 The Vision 183
2 Recommendations for State Governors and Legislators 186
3 Goals and Recommendations for Development Agencies 193
4 Goals and Recommendations for State Regulatory Commissions 198
5 Recommendations for Telecommunications Providers 224
6 How Can These Recommendations Be Paid For? 229
Appendix A: Trends in Upgrading the Rural Telecommunications Infrastructure 231
Appendix B: U.S. Rural Telecommunications: Organizations and Agencies 239
Appendix C: Oregon and Washington County Data 257
Appendix D: State Telecommunications Infrastructure Measures 263
Glossary 269
References 281
Index 291
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