‘American Leadership in 5G Must Be a National Priority,’ FCC Chair Says

'Wi-Fi on steroids will become possible'

Today at the National Press Club, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler announced, “I am circulating to my colleagues proposed new rules that will identify and open up vast amounts of spectrum for 5G applications. We call it the Spectrum Frontiers proceeding, and we will vote on it July 14th.”

The first generation of wireless was voice only. 2G added text. 3G added the internet. “Today’s technology—4G—completed the digital migration, enabling higher speeds for sophisticated applications including video” Wheeler said. “Without 4G, there could be no WAZE or Uber or Snapchat or Instagram.”

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