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Mobile Future Statement on President Obama’s Expanded Wireless Access Initiative


February 10, 2011

Mobile Future Statement on President Obama’s Expanded Wireless Access Initiative 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Obama today announced a new Expanded Wireless Access Initiative intended to help achieve his goal of increasing high speed wireless coverage to 98% of Americans.

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

“President Obama’s Expanded Wireless Access Initiative is a testament to the tremendous role mobile technology plays when it comes to achieving the Administration’s goals of “out-innovating, out-educating, and out-building the rest of the world.”

“We appreciate President Obama’s leadership in creating an unprecedented Administration-wide focus on expanding access to high speed broadband for Americans.  The wireless sector is already evolving at an astounding pace and this initiative sets the course for the next wave of mobile opportunities with even more economic growth and continued job creation. While today’s announcement is yet another big step in the right direction, it’s critical that the President and his Administration do all they can to maintain an environment that encourages investment and innovation in today’s highly competitive wireless eco-system.”

Jonathan Spalter, chairman of Mobile Future (, is a resident of Berkeley and served as chief information officer at the United States Information Agency during the Clinton administration.

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