The future of 5G: A fireside chat with FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr
Fifth generation wireless broadband technology—or 5G—is expected to revolutionize communication and transform numerous industries when fully deployed. Compared to 4G LTE, 5G will not only enable higher speeds for video traffic, especially video streaming, conferencing, and virtual reality, it will also become the choice network for the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI) applications, and other broadband-enabled functions. Access to 5G has the potential to narrow the digital divide, paving the way for underserved and unserved communities and their citizens to receive services ranging from health care to education. So, when can Americans expect access to 5G? And how will it affect individual consumers, communities, and industries?