OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), January 25, 2011 – This evening, as part of his State of the Union address, President Obama voiced his support for making wireless broadband services available to all Americans, including our nation’s first responders. In response, Vonya B. McCann, senior vice president of Government Affairs for Sprint (NYSE:S, news, filings), issued the following statement:
“Sprint commends President Obama for his leadership in promoting nationwide access to advanced wireless services and working to ensure that our nation’s first responders get what they have long needed and deserved, wireless interoperable public safety broadband services. We look forward to working with President Obama, Congress, public safety, and the Federal Communications Commission to bring our nation’s first responders the competitive wireless broadband services that consumers are enjoying today.”
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Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel served more than 48.8 million customers at the end of the third quarter of 2010 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, Common Cents Mobile and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 6 in its 2010 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
John Taylor, 571-437-4685