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Can Telecommunications Help Rural Areas Overcome Obstacles to Development?
Rural Development Perspectives (1993)
  • Shirely Porterfield, University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • Thomas D. Rowley
Abstract
Telecommunications can help to reduce rural isolation, improve access to services, and increase business efficiency. However, metro and international competition may limit the benefits of telecommunications for rural
areas and possibly widen the development gap. Still, telecommunications are essential for full nonmetro participation
in the national and international economies and are an essential part of an overall rural development strategy.

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Publication Date
1993
Citation Information
Shirely Porterfield and Thomas D. Rowley. "Can Telecommunications Help Rural Areas Overcome Obstacles to Development?" Rural Development Perspectives Vol. 8 Iss. 2 (1993) p. 2 - 6
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/shirely-porterfield/22/