Trump Says U.S. Must Win 5G Race as FCC Plans ‘Bold’ Actions

Trump Says U.S. Must Win 5G Race as FCC Plans ‘Bold’ Actions

(Bloomberg) -- The FCC is taking “very bold action” to make spectrum available and incentivize investment into 5G wireless communications, President Trump says during remarks at the White House.

  • “Secure 5G networks will absolutely be a vital link to America’s prosperity and national security in the 21st Century,” and the “race to 5G is a race America must win,” Trump says while speaking next to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai
  • NOTE: The FCC plans to auction the broadest set of airwaves yet to speed the nation’s adoption of super-fast 5G wireless communications, as well as devoting more than $20b to improving mobile connections in rural areas
    • Actions represent the latest steps by the FCC to hasten the arrival of 5G, which will allow activities including driverless cars and remote surgery; read more

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