Will 5G Close the Digital Divide? Assessing the Biggest Obstacles to Accele...

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Will 5G Close the Digital Divide? Assessing the Biggest Obstacles to Accelerated Deployment of High-Speed Broadband


A Digital Policy Institute Webinar Discussion


Policymakers and legislators from across the country are actively looking at the ways high-speed 5G networks will revolutionize our 4G world, changing the ways we conduct businesses and revolutionizing manufacturing with once unimaginable digital assets. 5G will provide robust, latency-free connections that will advance the lives of American consumers and business from the Rust Belt to Silicon Valley to Vermont and Maine.

To get there, 5G networks will require expanded infrastructure and spectrum to do their job. Today, the U.S. leads the world in commercial 5G deployments, with over 20 deployments in cities across America. The Administration, Congress and the FCC are making 5G infrastructure deployment a priority. But what specifically needs to be done before a fully connected 5G America becomes a reality?

Join the Digital Policy Institute (“DPI”) for a conversation on the current state of 5G deployment and what is needed from regulators and the private sector to get the job done.

Speakers will discuss the innovations happening at the core of 5G networks, including the move to software-defined networks, actions taken by the FCC to make spectrum more readily available and how 5G will enable services ranging from digital manufacturing to autonomous vehicles and diverse virtual reality uses such as remote surgery.

This DPI webinar features a panel of nationally-recognized experts to discuss the path to 5G in the U.S.


Panelists include:

  • Stephanie Hall, Director of Innovation Policy at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)

  • Fred Campbell, Director of Tech Knowledge, former Chief of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Peter Rysavy, President of Rysavy Research LLC, former executive director of a national wireless technology association

  • Moderator: Barry Umansky, Senior Fellow and Senior Policy Advisor, Digital Policy Institute

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