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Technology Leaders Call on Congress to Support Investments in Digital Infrastructure as Part of Economic Stimulus and Recovery Plan
Date:1/22/2009

Vince Morris - (202) 626-5744

Technology Association of America: Charles Greenwald - (703) 284-5305

    January 21, 2009


    Speaker Nancy Pelosi                        Majority Leader Harry Reid
    H-232 U.S. Capitol                          S-221 U.S. Capitol
    Washington, DC 20515                        Washington, DC 20510

    Republican Leader John Boehner              Republican Leader Mitch McConnell
    H-204 U.S. Capitol                          S-230 U.S. Capitol
    Washington, DC 20515                        Washington, DC 20510

Dear Speaker Pelosi, Majority Leader Reid, and Republican Leaders McConnell and Boehner:

We write to ask for Congress' support for investing in the future economic competitiveness of our country. As you consider President Obama's economic recovery proposal and develop your own views, we strongly encourage you to support investments in our digital infrastructure. From our knowledge and experience in the marketplace, we know these investments will provide our nation with a near-term stimulus and long-term comparative advantage.

Investments in America's digital infrastructure will spur significant job creation in the immediate term. An investment of $40 billion in America's IT network infrastructure in 2009 will create more than 949,000 U.S. jobs, more than half of which will be in small businesses, according to the Information Technology Industry Foundation (ITIF).

Congress and the new Administration face a formidable task, restoring the nation's confidence and encouraging the innovation, risk-taking and entrepreneurship needed to get our country moving again. The investments in a smarter energy grid, health care IT (such as electronic medical records) and accelerating broadband deployment recommended by President Obama will not only stimulate the economy, but will also accelerate long-term g
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