Conservative Groups Urge Faster 5G Rollout to Beat China

Several conservative groups including FreedomWorks, R Street, and the Lincoln Network have sent a letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, urging a faster rollout of 5G technologies in the United States to beat China. According to the letter, if America doesn’t step up the race to 5G, it will fail to compete with China, “a potentially devastating but avoidable outcome.”

Visitors look at a display for 5G wireless technology from Chinese technology firm Huawei at the PT Expo in Beijing, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. The government-organized event comes amid a mounting tariff war with Washington over Beijing's plans for state-led creation of its own global technology competitors. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)