By the numbers: The U.S. wireless industry's economic impact


The U.S. wireless industry is the engine of U.S. economic growth, according to a report by Recon Analytics analyst and founder Roger Entner. In the report, Entner found that the U.S. wireless industry directly or indirectly supports 3.8 million jobs, or 2.6% of all U.S. employment; contributes $195.5 billion to the U.S. GDP; and drove $33 billion in productivity improvements in 2011. If an additional 500 MHz of spectrum is made available, per the National Broadband Plan, the U.S. economy and Americans would benefit from the additional 350,000 new jobs, $166 billion added to U.S. GDP and $36.7 billion in government revenue. Learn more about the wireless industry's impact on the U.S. economy, and read Entner's report.

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