The AT&T/T-Mobile hookup is committed to an $8 billion infrastructure investment over the next seven years, not to mention close to 100,000 new jobs. In addition to the obvious economic growth and global competitiveness,
There’s a saying stating, “It’s a small world.”
In this, the information age, the world is getting even smaller. Every person and everything is only a click or keypad away. In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama called for a National Wireless Initiative to make available high-speed wireless services to at least 98 percent of Americans.
An AT&T initiative to acquire T-Mobile will accelerate mobile broadband availability in much needed rural communities, lending a hand to the President’s plan to connect every part of this country into the digital age. The merger of these two communication entities will allow AT&T to commit to a 4G (Fourth Generation) LTE (Long Term Evolution) that would bring high speed wireless broadband service to 55 million more Americans than currently planned.
The future is here and we are waaay behind!
The infrastructure that this type of merger will set into play is long overdue. In fact, the current broadband infrastructure of our great nation ranks about 28 among other developed nations – we should be embarrassed!
Maybe President Obama didn’t say it loud enough for us to be ashamed, so here it it – WE ARE THE ONLY INDUSTRIALIZED COUNTRY WITHOUT A NATIONAL BROADBAND POLICY!”
The AT&T/T-Mobile hookup is committed to an $8 billion infrastructure investment over the next seven years, not to mention close to 100,000 new jobs. In addition to the obvious economic growth and global competitiveness, it will be a far cry from the slow and crappy coverage that we have had to deal with for far too long.
The Call and Post supports AT&T, a company that has already contributed over $1.6 billion in Ohio’s economy last year. The outcome for this merger will also mean more jobs for Black people. Various groups like the National Urban League, the NAACP and even Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network support the deal as well. If the Justice Department can see their way clear of blocking progress, we can start moving a little quicker to getting to where we are supposed to be as the leader of the free world… without poor infrastructure slowing us down.