What is 5G and What Can It Do for Me?
5G technology will change the way we live, work, and play. It will create better coverage and faster speed that will enable millions of simultaneous connections, supporting the “internet of things,” to process data instantly. It will benefit Americans across the country, improving quality of life, economic well-being, and safety.
To support this future and tomorrow’s connected world we need better infrastructure. We need reforms—greater access, reduced costs, and streamlined processes—that reflect new infrastructure technologies, such as small cells, to make 5G a reality.
Improving Communities Across America
By realizing the potential of 5G networks and enhanced infrastructure, we can create 3 million jobs and generate approximately $500 billion in annual GDP.
Small cells—the size of a shoe box—are critical for delivering the speed and capacity promised by this next generation of wireless, and for supporting the increased number of devices that will be connected to the 5G network of the future.
Tomorrow’s Connected Life
We need a better way to manage and monitor our energy usage, so that we can make better decisions for our pocketbook and for our planet. With infrastructure to support 5G technology, we will be able to:
- Reduce the cost of energy
- Decrease our energy footprint
- Experience fewer electricity outages
Remote healthcare management increases access to healthcare, reduces unnecessary costs, and ensures that time and distance are not barriers to early interventions and preventative care. These benefits depend on a wireless network with expanded coverage and increased capacity. Through government reforms that promote new infrastructure technologies, we can:
- Increase access to healthcare professionals, even in an emergency situation
- Treat medical issues earlier
- Spend less on a medical diagnosis
- Better manage chronic disease, such as diabetes
We prioritize and support policy that protects our family, friends, neighbors, and community. The fact is, technological gains of next generation wireless technologies are critical to helping us enjoy enhanced public safety. By removing barriers to developing infrastructure that enables 5G wireless connectivity, we can:
- Decrease emergency response times
- Reduce crime rates
- Improve officer safety
- Improve disaster response and relief
A better way to get around town is within reach. As riders of public transportation and as vehicle operators, we rely on cars, busses, trains, or subways to get from Point A to Point B. Wireless connectivity— through the adoption of smart roads, smart infrastructure, and autonomous cars—can improve the speed and increase the safety at which people and goods move. Specifically, next generation wireless technology can:
- Reduce traffic congestion
- Help save money and time
- Improve commute times and reduce delays
- Reduce vehicle emissions
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