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Wireless Broadband Infrastructure: A Catalyst for GDP and Job Growth 2013-2017

Thursday, September 19, 2013  
Wireless Broadband Infrastructure: A Catalyst for GDP and Job Growth 2013-2017
Written by: Alan Pearce, Ph.D., J. Richard Carlson, MBA, Michael Pagano, Ph.D.
Fall 2013

This report evaluates the economic and job-creation impacts generated by projected wireless infrastructure investments between $34 billion to $36 billion per year over the next five years.

These investments will yield several other benefits:
  • Between $863 billion and $1.2 trillion in cumulative economic development over the next five years, a 606 percent increase over the total amount the wireless industry will invest.
  • A 2.2 percent increase in GDP by 2017.
  • A direct impact of $85 billion to $87 billion of economic growth per year over the next five years, for up to a 0.5 percent improvement to GDP per year.
  • The creation of over 28,000 jobs in 2017 and over 122,000 jobs in the next 5 years in the wireless infrastructure industry alone.

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