Improving Rural Telecommunications Infrastructure




by:




Bruce L. Egan
Special Consultant and Affiliated Research Fellow
Columbia Institute for Tele-Information
809 Uris Hall
Columbia University
New York, New York 10027





Paper prepared for TVA Rural Studies
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY


Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. What is Rural?
  3. Financial Profile for Rural Telephone Companies
  4. Rural Telephone Plant Characteristics and Costs
  5. Network Modernization
  6. Network Upgrade Costs
  7. Infrastructure Development
  8. Conclusion

Tables
Footnotes
Charts and Figures

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