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Topic # 243128 28-Nov-2018 08:48
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It sounds almost exactly like the 5G network proposal that Chorus floated in NZ. Main reason given is national security.

https://www.axios.com/trump-team-debates-nationalizing-5g-network-f1e92a49-60f2-4e3e-acd4-f3eb03d910ff.html

 

 

 

 

 

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  Reply # 2135667 28-Nov-2018 09:03
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Government ownership ≠ security 


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  Reply # 2135703 28-Nov-2018 09:18
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  Reply # 2135745 28-Nov-2018 09:43
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Or maybe not

 

https://www.recode.net/2018/1/29/16945452/donald-trump-5g-wireless-network-national-security-council-memo

 

The Trump Administration said it has no plans to build a 5G wireless network

 

"The Trump administration labored to clarify on Monday that it currently has no plans to build its own ultra-fast 5G wireless network, despite publication of a memo that suggested the idea was under consideration.

 

At issue is a proposal put forth by an unnamed official at the National Security Council, a White House-based body that advises the president on critical U.S. and foreign policy matters. The document, first reported by Axios last night, called for the U.S. government to effectively nationalize a portion of the telecom sector — a radical departure from current policy — in a bid to combat Chinese influence.

 

As multiple White House officials confirmed to Recode on Sunday, the document as published is dated. They also stressed it had merely been floated by a staff member, not a reflection of some imminent, major policy announcement — and probably might never be.

 

For one thing, it’s the Federal Communications Commission that serves as the government’s steward of the wireless airwaves that power 5G and myriad other uses for smartphones, tablets and similar mobile devices. And the chairman of that independent agency, Ajit Pai, said Monday that he vehemently opposed the idea of nationalizing 5G.

 

“I oppose any proposal for the federal government to build and operate a nationwide 5G network,” he said in a statement. “The main lesson to draw from the wireless sector’s development over the past three decades — including American leadership in 4G — is that the market, not government, is best positioned to drive innovation and investment.”


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  Reply # 2135753 28-Nov-2018 09:52
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“...the market, not government, is best positioned to drive innovation and investment.”

 

 

Right, it's also the reason for all the complaints you hear about US internet. The 'market' does whats best for 'innovation and investment' into it's profit line.

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  Reply # 2135754 28-Nov-2018 09:57
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I would be locking my phone down to 4G if that was the case :)

 

 


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