5G technology

How America can still win the race to 5G wireless technology

Stephen Moore, Washington Times

The Federal Communications Commission has thrown a curve ball into the global race for deployment of 5G. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has announced his support for a government-run auction of an underutilized 500 megahertz space on the electronic spectrum that cellphone carriers like AT&T and Verizon need to deliver 5G wireless services. The stakes could hardly be higher. If the Trump administration gets this 5G strategy wrong, it could be handing a billions of dollars high-technology win to Europe or China by hampering U.S. innovation. But if President Trump and the FCC get the spectrum auctioned fairly and expeditiously, the likely outcome is made-in-America companies will continue to “Invest, invest, and invest.”