Digital Deliverance: Dragging Rural America, Kicking and Screaming, Into the Information Economy

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August 2009



This book offers the reader a step-by-step, practice-oriented framework for implementing a rural economic development planning strategy through the implementation of broadband telecommunications. The author argues that utilization of technology is required if communities want to increase their potential for economic development success.


Chapter 1 List of Figures Chapter 2 List of Tables Chapter 3 Foreword Chapter 4 Preface Chapter 5 I. Introduction Chapter 6 II. Broadband Telecommunications: The Interstate Highway of the 21st Century Chapter 7 III. Federal and State Broadband Policies: Shaping the Prospect of Economic Development in Rural America Chapter 8 IV. Beyond Access: A Cluster Approach to Broadband Telecommunications-Based Rural Economic Development Planning Chapter 9 V. Local Leadership and Policy in Broadband Telecommunications-Based Rural Economic Development Planning Chapter 10 VI. Conclusion Chapter 11 Appendices Chapter 12 References


Judson C. Edwards, Ph.D. is an associate professor of economics and director of the Center for International Business in the Sorrell College of Business at Troy University, Troy Campus. Edwards is a member of the editorial board of Community Development: Journal of the Community Development Society and the senior editorial advisor for Applied Research in Economic Development.


"...Edwards provides economic developers and policy makers with a practical way to apply technology in rural communities for economic benefits." -- Holli Keaton Troy Messenger
EAN: 9780761845522
ISBN: 0761845526
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2009
Seitenanzahl: 188 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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