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.
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.