2021 Hearings

Informational Hearing
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
10 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 437
Subject:Next-Generation 5G Technology in California: Identifying its Opportunities and Challenges

Next-generation 5G is an emerging wireless network technology that, when fully deployed, will drastically transform almost every aspect of society. Beyond its providers’ claims of better streaming capabilities, faster download speeds, and profound data-sharing abilities, 5G also has the potential to open new markets, increase efficiency and productivity in the delivery of services across sectors, and create value for consumers, companies, government, and economies.

Due to massive changes that 5G will bring about, it is important that California legislators – representing the fifth-largest economic power in the world – should have an understanding of what exactly is 5G, as well as its several applications, its infrastructure, and the opportunities and challenges involving its implementation. The objective of this informational hearing is to discuss these topics.

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