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Rural America in the information age telecommunication policy for rural development

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Published by Published by the Aspen Institute and University Press of America in Lanham, MD .
Written in English



  • United States.


  • Rural development -- United States.,
  • Rural telecommunication -- United States.

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Edition Notes

StatementEdwin B. Parker ... [et al.].
ContributionsParker, Edwin B., Ford Foundation., Aspen Institute. Rural Economic Policy Program.
LC ClassificationsHN90.C6 R75 1989
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 170 p. :
Number of Pages170
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2210599M
ISBN 100819174939, 0819174947
LC Control Number89033133

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