Federal government puts money behind NYU Tandon’s 5G cellular program

The school is receiving a new grant from the U.S. Commerce Department for $2.2 million.

The federal government likes what’s going on at NYU Tandon, a $2.2 million grant to the university’s 5G wireless program would suggest.

The grant comes from the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which announced earlier this week grants totaling $38.5 million to 33 universities and corporations to help research and design products that will aide emergency workers.

“These grant awards will help fulfill our mission, ensuring that first responders have access to advanced tools that can save lives,” Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said in the announcement.

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