Mobile Future

Mobile Future Statement on Wireless as Job Stimulator in President Obama

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Obama Administration signaled its intention to include a measure to expand wireless coverage and increase mobile spectrum as part of the American Jobs Act.

The following statement should be attributed to Jonathan Spalter, Chairman of Mobile Future:

“We applaud the President’s recognition of the crucial role mobile broadband can play in spurring job growth and boosting the nation’s economy. Recent data shows that making additional spectrum available for wireless will lead to 500,000 new jobs in America. We strongly encourage lawmakers to make more wireless spectrum available quickly to meet exploding consumer demand, fuel our technology-driven economy, and unleash investment and new economic opportunities.”
 

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Jonathan Spalter, chairman of Mobile Future (http://www.mobilefuture.org), served as chief information officer at the United States Information Agency during the Clinton administration.