Rural Revitalization and Telecommunications: A Study of Four Communities

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This study seeks to examine common economic revitalization assumptions against the actual experience of the people living in the communities where some new applications of telecommunications services are based.

In particular, this study assesses the impacts of specific telecommunications developments on aspects of community life such as education, local economic development planning and action, health services, local business climate, and social services. Research is premised on the notion that information technologies can affect some options for employment, health care, communication, and organization within a community.

Aspen Institute Community Strategies Group