Future shock: Telecommunications technology and infrastructure in regional research

Anthony Grubesic

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

4 Scopus citations


Telecommunications technologies and their associated infrastructure play a critical role in shaping regions. From economic development and competitiveness, to shaping how citizens participate in a digital society, broadband and wireless telecommunications systems are key general purpose technologies that will continue to influence regions for many years to come. The purpose of this chapter is to explore key challenges in the continued development of the telecommunications ecosystem highlighting how future technologies might impact regions. Challenges discussed include: (1) infrastructure deployment, (2) shifting needs and uses of telecommunications systems, and, (3) future technologies. Implications for regional research and policy are addressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Spatial Science
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages20
StatePublished - 2017

Publication series

NameAdvances in Spatial Science
ISSN (Print)1430-9602
ISSN (Electronic)2197-9375


  • Broadband
  • Development
  • Geography
  • Infrastructure
  • Telecommunication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Economics and Econometrics


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