Rural America in the Information Age: Telecommunications Policy for Rural Development

Overview

The authors of this book argue that telecommunications can play a catalytic role in rural economic development. Unlike other strategies that target specific industries or regions, enhanced telecommunications can help a broad array of industries in various rural regions. Contents: Rural America in the Information Age; The New Economy of Rural America; Telecommunications Policy Issues Affecting Rural America; A Portrait of the Telecommunications Infrastructure in Rural America Today; Toward the Year 2000: Policy ...
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Overview

The authors of this book argue that telecommunications can play a catalytic role in rural economic development. Unlike other strategies that target specific industries or regions, enhanced telecommunications can help a broad array of industries in various rural regions. Contents: Rural America in the Information Age; The New Economy of Rural America; Telecommunications Policy Issues Affecting Rural America; A Portrait of the Telecommunications Infrastructure in Rural America Today; Toward the Year 2000: Policy Goals and Recommendations. Co-published with the Aspen Institute.
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Telecommunications Policy
...a well-written, comprehensive text....the book appears to be both concise and comprehensive enough to provide US policymakers with justification for action and with some well-founded policy guidance in specific areas....Policymakers in other countries or regions...will find it particularly useful for comparative purposes....a welcome addition to the reading list of policy planners in liberalizing environments as well as aid agency specialists.
Communication Booknotes
Important reading on a topic of rising concern.
Communication Booknotes Quarterly
Important reading on a topic of rising concern.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780819174949
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 5/29/1989
  • Pages: 186
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author

Edwin B. Parker is President, Parker Telecommunications, Gleneden Beach, Oregon. Heather E. Hudson is Director of the Telecommunications Management and Policy Program, McLaren College of Business, University of San Francisco. Don A. Dillman is Director, Social and Economic Sciences Research Center, Washington State University. Andrew D. Roscoe is Senior Consultant, Economic and Management Consultants International, Arlington, Virginia.
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