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Telecommunications is the central nervous system of the American economy. It has revolutionized virtually every aspect of our lives and every industry, from education and health care to banking and finance. Between 1995 and 2004, advances in telecommunications and information technology were responsible for as much as 75% of U.S. labor productivity gains. To remain competitive in the world, the United States must have the most advanced telecommunications technologies and services.

These fact sheets are part of an educational campaign which describes how the use and availability of advanced telecommunications technologies and services impact the U.S. economy and the nation's ability to compete in the global marketplace.

Securing America's position as a global leader in telecommunications is key to sustaining real economic growth, creating jobs, improving our standard of living, and maintaining our competitive position in the world.

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