Earlier this week, U.S. President Obama gave his State of the Union speech, which was enhanced with slides for the first time ever.
While many topics were touched upon and lofty goals were set (quite a number of which won't even be near realized even if Obama serves another term), the ones that caught our eye had to do with technology.
The USA is vast, and its population is spread out. Unlike a nation like Japan or Korea, covering an entire country with a similar level of internet and wireless service is a considerably more difficult undertaking. (Canada faces the same challenges, but the vast majority of its population lives in the southern part of the country.
Obama set the goal to blanket 98 percent of the U.S. population with high-speed wireless coverage. He did not specify if this would be done through investments from AT&T, Verizon, or other carriers, nor did he reveal how many G's this wireless coverage would have. He did say:
Check out Gizmodo for a pretty good choice of clippings from Obama's speech. One that we particularly liked was: