President Obama has released a Wireless Expansion plan which promises to provide 98 percent of Americans with high-speed Internet access by 2021. The plan is also intended to create jobs, drive research, and boost the economy by providing more Americans with the benefits of Internet access. The plan will free up an additional 400 MHz of the radio spectrum for mobile broadband use. The additional spectrum will be auctioned off to raise an estimated $27.8 billion. That money will fund 4G networks in rural areas, research and development in 4G technologies, and a wireless public safety network.
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