By Sagar Dommaraju
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote on July 14 on new rules that would open the door to ultra-fast 5G wireless networks
Not only could this legislation help spur billions of dollars in economic activity but it could also provide millions of Americans with reliable Internet service—especially those from rural areas. (Did you you know that 14.5 million people still lack access to this service in rural areas today?)
That’s why Illinois consumers need to speak up and tell the FCC to vote ‘YES’ for faster Internet.
The high-band spectrum would also be able to deliver data 10 to 100 times faster than current 4G/LTE networks. This next generation of wireless signals could spark new innovations like cloud-based energy grids and water systems along with remotely controlled machinery, such as smart-cars or surgical equipment.
“If the Commission approves my proposal…the United States will be the first country in the world to open up high-band spectrum for 5G networks and applications,” FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said. “And that’s damn important because it means U.S. companies will be first out of the gate.”
Don’t wait! The vote is next Thursday. Sign CUB’s petition supporting faster Internet today!