Group Asks Obama for $30B Tech Stimulus

Medford, Cassimir
January 2009
Red Herring;1/7/2009, p2
Trade Publication
The article reports that the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), a technology industry lobbying group, has called on U.S. President-elect Barack Obama to reserve $30 billion of his proposed $700 billion economic stimulus package for broadband, a smart electric grid and a health network. According to the group, rebuilding the nation's digital infrastructure will have a bigger impact on the economy than rebuilding roads and bridges. An overview of a report detailing how an investment in digital will create jobs in the U.S. is offered.


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