Archive for September 12th, 2011

Op-Ed – Rural America Stands To Win Big In The AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Rural America Stands To Win Big In The AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

By Brad Colglazier: Rozel City, Kansas Councilman

To the Editor:

Currently, the FCC is reviewing a proposed merger between AT&T and T-Mobile. If successful, the union of these two wireless providers will make 4G LTE technology available to over 97% of the U.S. population.

Although the merger has important implications for many regions of the country, it is particularly significant for those living in small towns or rural areas. These communities often struggle to get reliable wireless service. The problem is compounded by rapidly expanding spectrum demand caused by unprecedented growth of mobile broadband devices such as smart phones and tablet computers. In fact, demand is expected to surpass capacity by 2014. Unfortunately, this will leave rural and small town America with even less broadband access than ever before.

Should the FCC approve the merger, wireless broadband technology will be available to many of the nearly thirty percent of rural households that do not have access to the latest technology. This will effectively shrink the distance between remote communities and their urban counterparts. From a strictly economic standpoint, the merger will pave the way for billions of dollars of investment by AT&T that will create jobs in rural and underserved areas. As broadband access spreads to these regions, additional jobs will be created as existing businesses grow and new ones take root. Universal broadband access will truly allow any company – big or small, urban or rural – to compete in the global marketplace.

Combining AT&T and T-Mobile will extend wireless broadband access to millions more Americans than would have access if the two companies were not permitted to combine. Not only will the merger be universally beneficial, but it will also be an economic game-changer for rural America.

Sincerely,

 

Brad Colglazier

Rozel City, Kansas Councilman

“24 Hours of Reality” – Al Gore’s global multi-media event to try to convert skeptics

Monday, September 12th, 2011

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The Hill – Why Ron Paul scares Rick Perry

Monday, September 12th, 2011

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CNET – TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington officially moves on

Monday, September 12th, 2011

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American Spectator – Obama’s strategy on ObamaCare is silence

Monday, September 12th, 2011

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National Journal – National Democrats fear losing Tuesday in both Nevada and New York

Monday, September 12th, 2011

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Rick Perry op-ed in USA Today – First step in fixing Social Security is admitting there’s a problem

Monday, September 12th, 2011

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Tim Pawlenty endorses Mitt Romney over Rick Perry

Monday, September 12th, 2011

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Enormous Theorem – Begun in 1970s, the longest math proof in history is completed

Monday, September 12th, 2011

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UK Telegraph – Scientists have unravelled why people embarrass themselves and behave badly at office parties

Monday, September 12th, 2011

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Just 21% Say 9/11-Driven Mission in Afghanistan Has Been Accomplished – Rasmussen

Monday, September 12th, 2011

While radical Muslims were the perpetrators of the 9/11 sneak attacks and had tried eight years earlier to topple the World Trade Center, a plurality (44%) of Americans think America’s relationship with the Muslim world is even worse today. Only 11% believe the U.S.-Muslim relationship is better than it was before the 9/11 attacks. Thirty-four percent (34%) view it as about the same.

 

New Hampshire Union-Leader Editorial – Stimulus, Jr.: Obama tries again

Monday, September 12th, 2011

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George Will – Sept. 11’s self-inflicted wounds

Monday, September 12th, 2011

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Steve Forbes – Remembering 9/11: The Rudy Giuliani Interview

Monday, September 12th, 2011

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Rasmussen – Only 10% Now Say They Are the Working Poor

Monday, September 12th, 2011

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Employed Adults shows that 68% say they are middle class, representing an 11-point jump from July and matching the highest finding last measured in November 2009. The number of middle class workers fell to an all-time low of 57% in July.

 

Nearly one in five African-Americans, and almost half of youth unemployed

Monday, September 12th, 2011

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Forbes – The Great African-American Depression

Monday, September 12th, 2011

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Bing keeps growing – Google’s search at 65% in August 2011, down from 72% one year ago

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Bing was up to 29% market share in August 2011, according to Experian, with Google at 65%.  Google had 72% search market share in August 2010.