Telecommunications Technology and American Rural Development in the 21st Century


Edward J. Malecki
Department of Geography
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-7315
July 1996

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

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Telecommunications: An Introduction and a Brief History
  3. The Internet and the Bandwidth Issue
  4. Telecommunications as a Factor of Production
  5. Business Use of Telematics
  6. The Location of Knowledge-Based Economic Activities
  7. The Telecommunications-Travel Tradeoff
  8. Telecommunications and Rural Regions
  9. Telecommunications Infrastructure as a Policy Priority
  10. Conclusion

Table 1: Elements in the Advanced Services Sector

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