The CTIA Wireless 2009 show starts this week, and the entire
Mobile Future team is excited to see all of the innovative
work being done in the wireless space.
We have heard a lot about some great mobile healthcare
applications that help people wirelessly monitor their
health and relay information to their doctors. There’s
a lot of activity in this sector right now, and we’re hoping
to see some of these apps in action at the show.
If you are going to CTIA, be sure to stop by Mobile
Future’s booth (#8459). If you’re not able to make the
conference, keep up on the latest news by following
the Mobile Future team on Twitter @mobilefuture.
A few other items to note:
Representatives Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Trent Franks (R-AZ)
introduced legislation to address regressive wireless taxes
and prevent any new state or local taxes on wireless
services for five years.
To learn more, read Mobile Future Chairman Jonathan
Spalter’s recent post about the bill on The Huffington Post:
Also, the Pew Internet and American Life Project just
released a study showing that consumers with wireless access
are more apt to fully engage digital resources.
Report author John Horrigan, associate director of the Pew
Internet Project, explains:
"For a sizable minority of Americans, mobile connectivity
expands their digital horizons as they do more with their
suite of wireline and wireless tools. Mobile services
complement existing broadband assets, and these Americans
find it increasingly hard to be without their connectivity
traveling with them as they go."
I hope to see you at the show.