FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 17, 2011
Mobile Future Statement on NTIA Release of Broadband Adoption Report and Map
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Fulfilling a congressional mandate from the 2009 federal stimulus, NTIA today released a map of high-speed Internet access nationwide and a report discussing Internet adoption.
The following statement should be attributed to Jonathan Spalter, chairman of Mobile Future:
“We applaud NTIA for creating another important tool to help consumers assess high-speed Internet options in today’s highly competitive broadband market. The interactive map is an important resource and helps to illustrate areas where increasing broadband access and adoption are crucial.
We commend the Administration for recognizing the essential role wireless plays in bridging the digital divide and support the President’s goal to ensure 98% of Americans have access to high-speed wireless services within the next five years. To help make this goal a reality, it is vital for NTIA and the FCC to do all they can to quickly and efficiently bring more spectrum to the market.”
Jonathan Spalter, chairman of Mobile Future (http://www.mobilefuture.org), is a resident of Berkeley and served as chief information officer at the United States Information Agency during the Clinton administration.
Additional information about Mobile Future can be found at www.mobilefuture.org
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