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Obama details $18.2 billion wireless broadband plan

By Emil ยท 12 replies
Feb 10, 2011
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  1. President Barack Obama's budget to pay for new networks is $27.8 billion, which he will get by auctioning airwaves relinquished by television broadcasters. $10.7 billion will help build a nationwide wireless network for emergency workers, $5 billion will help Americans get mobile access to high-speed Internet service, and $3 billion will go to research and development. All in all, Obama expects to have $9.6 billion available for reducing the federal deficit, meaning that $18.2 billion will go towards the wireless broadband plan.

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  2. Quote: "$5 billion will help Americans get mobile access to high-speed Internet service" Unquote

    All Americans? As in all citizens from all 35 countries that make up America? or just US Citizens?
  3. yRaz

    yRaz TS Evangelist Posts: 2,146   +1,223

    Is that sarcasm or a serious question?

    Considering it is Obama, It will most likely only apply to the US.

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 1,155   +395

    This is stupid... people don't NEED internet. Osama Barack is an ***** along with his entire administration....
  5. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Guru Posts: 828   +32

    I'm praying it's just sarcasm. If it's a serious question, I will officially give up hope for our future, lol. That's why I don't read YouTube comments very much anymore. I got tired of seeing how stupid the upcoming generation is...made me depressed. I blame the instant messaging lingo (dat is kool, dis is da bom, plz, etc etc). Remember when people actually knew how to talk? Sorry...drifted off topic there :p
  6. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Evangelist Posts: 916   +24

    lol at the youtube comments section. but I have to agree though, comments section in YouTube are now trash, and it gets worse with the new "most liked comments" feature.
  7. yRaz

    yRaz TS Evangelist Posts: 2,146   +1,223

    If you didn't have an internet where would you get your propaganda? how clever, Osama Barack...

    You're right, maybe no one should have internet. After all, it just makes spreading lies easier. You can go online and find people who agree with you, even if you're wrong. Please, vet your sources. Look up the bills the republican house has tried to pass so far. There isn't a single jobs bill and the only deficit reduction bill they have is taking away programs for helping poor people. It doesn't even save that much money. They could tax rich people, but it's more important to stop the gays from getting married and preventing abortions. How's that for small government, tracking a woman all the way through her pregnancy to prevent her from having an abortion. Sorry rape victims, you have to have that low life's kid now.

    I work a full time minimum wage job through community college(16 credits), but I guess I'm just a lazy poor person. No more food stamps, no more utility assistance, no help for unwed single moms. I'm sure the country would be a much better place if everyone was cold and hungry.

    I've lost all faith in America.
  8. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    People haven't needed electricity, communications, highways, fire fighters or water delivery either... But I'm sure glad we have those things. Aren't you?

    Like it or not, having an educated public is the ONLY way to maintain an effective democracy. If you like the democratic principles of our republic, then you should like providing access to Internet for everyone.

    If you don't want infrastructure to advance our country, then please GTFO.
  9. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    We are over $12 TRILLION in debt. Will someone please help vote this COMMUNIST out of office!
  10. yRaz

    yRaz TS Evangelist Posts: 2,146   +1,223

    What does communist mean and what is it about Obama that makes him one?
  11. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,119   +121

    To echo your previous comment... Is that sarcasm or a serious question?
  12. Just to put all your worst fears to rest; Carlos Slim is waaaay ahead of getting other American countries wireless internet. So as far as catering for other countries, that's not clever. We can hardly provide for ourselves. If anything, there's every reason to think that America Movil will continue entering the US market. Already tracfone, and subsidiaries have a qualified grip on providng wireless in the US. Now that there's airspace up for auction, I'm sure the Slim family are sitting bolt upright.
  13. Well I can see spending money for newer technologies, but where does that come from ??

    And wouldn't this be a step towards Government taking control of the Internet ??

    Me personally DON"T like Big GOVT involved in ANYTHING....

    ANd it is still UP in the Air about the ObamaCare issues...Big GOVT in control of your Health System

    can u imagine, if I can afford INSURANCE and being arrested for not having coverage, the JAIL system is

    way overcrowded even NOW, so where'd the arrested people go ??

    just my 2 cents....

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