2004 Update of Links to the Future: The Role of Information and Telecommunications Technology in Appalachian Economic Development

Author(s): Michael Oden and Sharon Strover with Nobuya Inagaki and Chris Lucas
Author Organization(s): University of Texas

This study updates parts of the analysis found in the Links to the Future report published in June 2002. This update focuses on analyzing the changes in access to advanced information technologies and telecommunications services over the 2001-2003 period. We also review changes in the policy environment that have occurred over this period and highlight federal and state level legislative proposals that may have important implications for future deployment of advanced information and telecommunications infrastructure (ICT) services.