Telecommunications Strategy For Economic Development / Edition 1

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Overview

Strategies linking the dynamic and changing world of telecommunication to local desires for economic growth are at the heart of this important book. In the age of information, grass roots political leaders have discovered telecommunications as they seek to boost local employment and community well-being. Taking the cases of Richardson, Texas, a Dallas suburb that has attracted over 50,000 high-tech jobs, city-state Singapore, which has successfully upgraded its telecommunications infrastructure to lure information-intensive companies, Atlanta, using the 1996 Olympics to advance its information-technology base, and others, the authors critically examine the successes and failures of each. Their conclusions will be invaluable to planners, politicians, and scholars who want to know whether and how advanced telecommunications infrastructure leads to accelerated economic development.

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Scholars of communications policy and economic development (Georgia Tech) describe the decision-making process involved in the shift to the information economy, especially in terms of making telecommunications the first priority in development efforts. After reviewing the forms and impact of new information technology and state policies, they present case studies from the Texas Telecom Corridor, Singapore, New Jersey, the 1996 Olympics, and other contexts. Distributed in the US by Greenwood. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275954154
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/23/1996
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 182
  • Lexile: 1460L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

WILLIAM H. READ is Southern Bell Professor of Communications Policy at Georgia Tech and has three decades of experience in the communications field as a scholar, attorney, and public servant.

JAN L. YOUTIE is a Senior Research Associate in the Economic Development Institute at Georgia Tech.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgements
1 Information Superhighways 1
2 State Policies 9
3 Texas Telecom Corridor 37
4 High-tech Singapore 49
5 Our Field of Dreams 61
6 Fully Fiber and All Digital, Too 73
7 High-Tech Olympics 85
8 Winning with Telecommunications? 103
Appendix I: Survey of State Regulations 111
Appendix II: High Tech Directory - Texas Telecom Corridor 131
Appendix III: Glossary 153
Selected Bibliography 159
Index 161
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