Telecommunications and Rural Development: A Study of Private and Public Sector Innovation


This study of issues relating telecommunications policy and economic development assesses the potential that telecommunication advances hold for rural America. The findings are divided into four general research areas. "Doing Business in Rural America" looks at telecommunication applications from Wal-Mart and the lumber industry to telemarketing. "Public Service Delivery" investigates telecommunication use in health care, distance education, and more. "Small Rural Telephone Companies, Cooperatives, and Regional Alliances" discuss the need for vital independents. A chapter on "Telecommunications and Community Development" examines community revitalization, infrastructure upgrading, and more.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Robert Stephens
  • Martin S. Bernal
  • Joan Stuller
  • Liching Sung
  • Paula J. Adams
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1991


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