5G

Update: The Opposition to Nationalized 5G Remains Broad and Clear

By Katie McAuliffe and Noah Vehafric In addition to broad opposition that already exists to the prospect of the Pentagon owning and operating a 5G network, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (D-CA-29) led a bipartisan coalition of 53 members of Congress urging leadership to oppose a proposal to nationalized 5G.   The…

The Case is Clear: Broad Opposition Exists to Nationalized 5G

By Katie McAuliffe and Noah Vehafric With the Department of Defense’s request for information (RFI) asking for input into building and operating a shared civilian-military 5G network across the nation being well over a month old, we can step back and take a look at the broad opposition that…

Digital Liberty Joins Coalition Letter Opposing Nationalized 5G

Today, Digital Liberty signed onto a coalition letter with over 40 other organizations addressed to Senate Majority Whip, John Thune, expressing gratitude for his leadership in collecting a group of 18 other Senators to openly oppose any attempt to create a nationalized 5G network in the United States.  The Senators…

Reminder: Wholesale aka Nationalized 5G is not the Path We Should Go Down

By: Noah Vehafric The race to adopt new powerful, 5G technologies continues around the world. And the desire to reach the 5G finish line keeps reviving a hideous idea: creating a national 5G network. Just recently the Pentagon released a request for information looking into the possibility of running such a network. So let’s remind ourselves why this is not the…

FCC: Four Years of Realized Opportunities

It is normal procedure for the Federal Communications Commission to appear before House and Senate Committees, but the blatant politicization is unacceptable. With the title of the hearing being “Trump FCC: Four Years of Lost Opportunities,” we all know this is a set up for political grandstanding. The title is…

Unleashing 5G Potential

By: Laurel Duggan President Trump has announced his plan to make 100 megahertz of mid-band spectrum available for commercial 5G deployment. By enabling widespread adoption of 5G, this will promote innovation and economic opportunity while bolstering our national security.  The administration has collaborated with the Department of Defense to ensure that these…

C-Band is Vital in Race to 5G

By: Laurel Duggan The Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet will be hearing expert testimony on the state of U.S. spectrum policy this week. Central to the conversation on spectrum policy is C-band, a mid-band spectrum that will be vital to the buildout of 5G in the United…

Mid-Band Spectrum & the Race to 5G

By: Laurel Duggan Countries around the world are racing to deploy 5G, which will enable enormous economic growth and could propel the United States far ahead in the tech and telecommunications space. In order to deploy 5G, we need licensed mid-band spectrum, particularly in the lower 3 GHz band. The…

Why Network Virtualization is Important and How it Relates to 5G

Essentially, the increased capacity and sophistication of virtual networks allows them to provide more services than traditional networks, while also increasing speed and flexibility. For businesses, network virtualization can reduce operating costs, while increasing productivity