Thursday, February 10, 2011

Obama Moves on Expanding High-Speed Wireless

Now a moment for the "4G revolution" here in the United States.

President Obama is breaking out his plan today to create incentives to help businesses expand high-speed wireless service to 98 percent of Americans, targeting areas that are still behind the wireless revolution.

The plan, announced last month in Obama's State of the Union address, calls for doubling the available mobile broadband spectrum to connect smartphones, laptops and devices like the IPad. The plan to auction off up to 500 MHz of spectrum could boost the federal treasury by nearly $28 billion and cut the deficit by $10 billion, according to the White House.

Obama is making the announcement today at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Mich. Below is a fact sheet provided by the White House.

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