The debate over American 5G deployment

The debate over American 5G deployment is heating up.

This week, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai gave crucial testimony in front of a Senate subcommittee and we took multiple BIG steps toward catching China in the race to 5G.

Find out what you missed below.

5G ACTION NOW CHAIRMAN MIKE ROGERS PRAISES PRESIDENT TRUMP FOR PROTECTING U.S. COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS

“Banning the use of federal funds to buy equipment from Huawei, ZTE, and other companies deemed to be national security threats, while providing funds to allow small businesses to remove this equipment if it is already in place, is the kind of smart policy we need to address the 5G challenge.“

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FCC CHAIRMAN BUILDING SUPPORT FOR AMERICAN 5G

“The U.S. could soon be gaining ground on the world in the battle to expand the reach of 5G networks. With China having already rolled out a nationwide 5G network, U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) recently raised the ante by vowing to do all he can to influence the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to spur on domestic development.”

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STEPHEN MOORE ON WHY WE MUST MOVE FAST ON 5G

“Why is Republican Senator John Kennedy trying to hold up deployment of 5G technology here in the United States? How will he handle the national security risks of such delays? The Federal Communications Commission has approved a planned auction of valuable bands of spectrum that are urgently needed for deployment of the next generation of fast wireless telecommunications. This was carefully negotiated and won approval from President Trump, the technology industry, and taxpayer groups.”

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5G ACTION NOW’S TAKE ON THE FCC SUBCOMMITTEE

“5G Action Now applauds Chairman Pai for advocating clearly and concisely why it is so important for our economic and national security to free up the C-Band spectrum immediately for 5G.”

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TWEET OF THE WEEK: FCC CHAIRMAN AJIT PAI
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FORMER REP MIKE ROGERS ISSUES STATEMENT ON FCC 5G PLAN

“Getting 5G right requires a smart national strategy and the FCC’s proposed public spectrum auction is a critical part of that strategy. Opening up the spectrum and allowing innovators the opportunity to build off of that platform is vital to beating China in the long-run.”

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About 5G Action Now

5G Action Now was founded to establish the United States as the worldwide leader in 5G. Our goal is to elevate the conversation regarding American national security and the economic benefits of winning the 5G innovation and deployment battle against China. 5G will spur economic growth in rural America, create an environment for technological expansion, and put the U.S. on strong national security footing for generations to come.

5G Action Now supports the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) goal of a 2020 C-band auction. Additionally, we support Members of Congress of both parties working together with the federal government to win the 5G race against China.

About Mike Rogers

Mike Rogers is the former Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and now serves as the Chairman of 5G Action Now.

In Congress, Chairman Rogers worked with two presidents, Congressional leadership, foreign leaders, diplomats, and intelligence professionals, and oversaw the Intelligence Community’s $70 billion budget that funded the nation’s 17 intelligence agencies. Before being elected to represent Michigan in the House of Representatives, he was an FBI special agent and member of the U.S. Army.

Today, he hosts the CNN Original Series Declassified, regularly appears on various TV and radio shows, and frequently contributes to major print outlets. He is also a Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center where he is leading a program on 5G, national security, and intelligence policy.