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Wireless technology has fundamentally changed the way people live and work. It’s letting us do more than ever before when we’re on the go. But mobile connectivity is offering more than just extraordinary communications and productivity. Wireless technology offers businesses, consumers and utilities a variety of tools to lower carbon emissions, conserve resources and reduce costs at the same time.

CTIA Wireless Foundation commissioned a report from The Brattle Group in April 2016 that found the use of wireless technology as a primary method of Internet access across U.S. farms grew by more than 950 percent between 2005 and 2013. Farmers deploy wireless technology to more efficiently use water and increase productivity.

Read the full report:”“The Farmer and the Data: How Wireless Technology is Transforming Water Use in Agriculture”icon_pdf and the one page summary is available here [PDF].

In 2013 and 2014, CTIA Wireless Foundation engaged BSR that is dedicated to creating a more sustainable world, to produce  summary reports on how wireless technology reduces the environmental impact of the electric power sector and the transportation sector.

 The 2014 report, “Advancing Environmental Sustainability in the Power Sector: The Role of Wireless Technologies,” [PDF] revealed how modern smart grids rely on the constant communication of wireless to reduce consumption and seamlessly integrate the ever-growing level of renewable energy into the grid.

The 2013 report, “Advancing Environmental Sustainability in the Transportation Sector: The Role of Wireless Technologies,” [PDF] highlighted wireless technology’s positive environmental impacts on fleet vehicles, commuting options, connected vehicles and smart parking.