Trump Vows to Win 5G Race

Posted on April 12, 2019 3:56 pm

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In the race to beat China in the fifth generation of wireless technology, known as 5G, U.S. President Donald Trump is announcing the largest-ever auction of radio frequencies and a $20 billion fund to build a rural fiber-optics backbone. “We cannot allow any other country to outcompete the United States in this powerful industry of the future,” Trump said in the White House Roosevelt Room, flanked by a group of telecommunications tower climbers and farmers. “The race to 5G is a race that we must win.” Starting Dec. 10, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will begin auctioning three chunks of