Telecommunications Strategy For Economic Development / Edition 1

Telecommunications Strategy For Economic Development / Edition 1

by Jan Youtie
ISBN-10:
0275954153
ISBN-13:
9780275954154
Pub. Date:
05/23/1996
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

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Overview

Telecommunications Strategy For Economic Development / Edition 1

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275954154
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/23/1996
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.44(d)
Lexile: 1460L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Foreword by John Patrick Crecine

Information Superhighways

State Policies

Texas Telecom Corridor

High-Tech Singapore

Our Field of Dreams

Fully Fiber and All Digital Too

High-Tech Olympics

Winning with Telecommunications?

Appendix 1: Survey of State Regulations

Appendix 2: Directory, Texas Telecom Corridor

Appendix 3: Glossary

Bibliography

Index

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