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Program Evaluation of the Appalachian Regional Commission's Telecommunications and Technology Projects: FY 2004–FY 2010

November 2015
Sara Lawrence, Zachary Oliver, Michael Hogan, Sara VanLear, Jim Baller, John Horrigan, Mark Johnson, Jane Smith Patterson, Ashley Stelfox, and Deborah Watts
RTI International

This report presents an evaluation of 322 telecommunications and technology projects funded by ARC between fiscal years 2004 and 2010. Using findings from 18 in-depth case studies and an extensive survey of project grantees, the study evaluated the impact of these projects on businesses, households, and participants; outlined key findings and common themes; and provided recommendations for enhancing future ARC telecommunications and technology programs.

Full Report in PDF (4.5 MB)