Mobile Future

About Mobile Life

The U.S. has more wireless subscriptions than people, and we’re not just using mobile devices for phone calls and text messages anymore.  Mobile connectivity is revolutionizing healthcare, education, public safety and many other areas of our lives. Wireless innovation transforms the way we work and live.  It’s creating jobs and whole new sectors of our economy.

Why We Care

mHealth
Wireless is the next frontier in healthcare innovation.  Mobile technologies have the potential to significantly improve the quality of healthcare, lower medical costs and expand the geographic reach of our nation’s medical professionals.  mHealth tools are bringing cutting-edge expertise to rural towns, improving care and enhancing information flow, while promoting prevention and self-care. 

Smart Grid
The deployment of smart grid technology can reduce carbon emissions and improve power reliability.  It also can help reduce your energy bill.  By enabling utilities to wirelessly connect to circuit breakers and meters, smart grid technology helps businesses and consumers cut their energy use, and also meet their energy needs more efficiently and at a lower cost.

Green Technology
New mobile applications are connecting consumers to easy-to-use tools to help them lead more sustainable lives—embracing an eco-friendly lifestyle and reducing energy consumption.  Even wireless products themselves have become more sustainable – from reducing e-waste to recycling programs.

eCommerce
The digital realm is central to modern commerce.  As online retail spending continues to rise, consumers increasingly turn to their mobile devices.  Our smartphones become our wallets, our retail catalogues, and our mobile banking tools.

mEducation
Mobile broadband enhances educational opportunities across the country.  From digital textbooks and enhanced learning opportunities, to connecting schools in rural America to their urban counterparts for projects and joint learning sessions – wireless technology is changing the way we learn.

Public Safety
The wireless community and public safety officials are beginning work to build the first nationwide interoperable public safety network. Meanwhile, mobile broadband helps our first responders in emergency situations, such as allowing firefighters to view the layout of a building before they enter and have their breathing equipment remotely monitored.  Wireless technologies continue to be essential tools in the hands of the first responders who work to keep our communities safe.

Our Bottom Line

We have barely scratched the service of all that mobile innovation has to offer our economy and our lives.  Policies aimed at keeping pace with consumers’ and innovators’ need for mobile speed, innovation and agility will help propel our connected economy forward.

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