I recently met with President Trump and other officials at the White House to discuss American leadership in emerging technology. As the President and Congress tackle the important work of reinvesting in America's aging physical infrastructure, a potentially more important infrastructure upgrade looms — the build out of next-generation wireless networks.
Upgrading American wireless networks to 5G technology will have massive impacts on the U.S. economy and its competitiveness in the decades ahead. Accenture recently predicted that the rollout of 5G in the U.S. will create three million American jobs and drive over $500 billion U.S. GDP growth. More importantly, the upgrading of these networks, which will be funded almost entirely by the private sector, will improve the lives of every American.