CTIA Scott Bergmann
the U.S. is in a global race to build the next generation of networks, 5G.Being first with the next generation of wireless is essential to maintaining our lead in the broader wireless ecosystem. And 5G leadership will help keep the next generation of developers—whether for apps, operating systems, augmented and virtual reality, or artificial intelligence—focused on the U.S. accelerating 5G deployment timelines will add billions to the U.S. economy.This reform builds on the FCC’s earlier bipartisan efforts to modernize historic preservation policies and its current efforts to ensure that America is 5G ready. The FCC has already recognized that small cells have little or no impact on environmentally sensitive or historic sites.
If the agency follows through, America’s economy and consumers will win—and the U.S. will be well positioned to win the race to 5G.
The wireless industry is ready to invest $275 billion to deploy 5G, according to Accenture. 5G will create 3 million new jobs nationwide and generate $500 billion for America’s economy.