Telecommunications as Critical Public Infrastructure

This paper argues that telecommunications must be regarded as essential public infrastructure if communities intend to prosper in the Knowledge Economy. Changes in economic development strategies that are affected by telecommunications are discussed, and tips are provided to help communities get started without spending large sums of money (or any, in some cases).
 

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