ITIF Welcomes Administration’s 5G Efforts

April 12, 2019

WASHINGTON—The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), the world’s leading think tank for science and technology policy, today applauded the administration’s efforts on ensuring U.S. leadership in 5G. ITIF released the following statement from Doug Brake, ITIF Director of Broadband and Spectrum Management:

It takes considered policy to create the conditions for broadband innovation to thrive. Chairman Pai’s 5G FAST and Rural Digital Opportunity Fund initiatives will help accelerate the transition to next-generation, 5G wireless technology and close the digital divide in rural areas. What is more, the President’s clear statements that the deployment of 5G will be led by the private sector thankfully sound the death knell on rumors of a harebrained wholesale 5G network. 

To build upon the good work on 5G by the administration, we must transition more mid-band spectrum to commercial use as quickly as possible and ensure a uniform U.S. position on spectrum policy leading into the World Radio Conference.