Bruce P. Mehlman
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A study by Connected Nation, a non-profit broadband lobbying group, estimates that 173,000 jobs could be created in Texas alone by extending high-speed connections across the state.
Economic savings for the United States and its five largest States in 2005, due to the deployment and use of wireless technologies and devices: United States ($33.1 billion), California ($3.5 billion), New York ($2.1 billion), Florida ($1.6 billion), Texas ($1.6 billion), Illinois ($1.3 billion).
The largest factor in economic savings in Texas is improved efficiency, which generates economic savings that will increase from $922 million in 2005 to more than $2.9 billion in 2016.
In second place, deploying wireless broadband across the health care industry in Texas will generate savings of more than $750 million in 2005, which is projected to increase to $2.4 billion in 2016.