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Mar 17

LISTA Highlights Importance of Broadband Investment, Online Health Care for Seniors

Tallahassee, FL -In honor of 2011 Ambassadors for Aging Day, Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association (LISTA) and senior organizations across Florida joined together to promote the importance of broadband to seniors and ensure that senior citizens have greater access to the vast benefits offered by broadband technologies.  Showcasing how seniors are utilizing and benefitting from broadband, LISTA also expressed support for reform of the state’s telecommunications laws.

“LISTA supports telecom reform, because it is vital to incentivize broadband investment so that seniors may gain access to technologies like broadband and take advantage of the many health opportunities that have resulted from innovation in this industry,” National President/CEO of LISTA Jose Marquez said. 

“Aside from the potential health benefits for seniors, telecom modernization will create a more competitive market place that will result in greater choice and lower prices for senior consumers in Florida, many of whom are on fixed incomes,” continued Marquez.

Joined by other senior organizations, LISTA made the case that updating telecom laws in the state will remove barriers to private technology investment in Florida and give new breath to small businesses that will benefit from innovation and begin putting seniors who need jobs back to work.

Members of several senior organizations also met with Florida Legislators prior to the event to discuss recently proposed telecommunications regulatory reforms.

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