Encouraging 5G Wireless Broadband Services: Benefits & Roadblocks

Encouraging 5G Wireless Broadband Services: Benefits & Roadblocks

American Consumer Institute
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

An estimated $275 billion is needed to upgrade the nation’s wireless infrastructure over the next 7 years. Add to this cost the daunting task of overcoming onerous regulations that sometimes delay or block permits and significantly raise investment costs – spread across 50 states, 3,000 counties and 20,000 incorporated places. It can be progress denied for millions of wireless broadband consumers.

How much economic growth could be lost by excessive state and local regulations? What are the costs of permit delays? How many jobs are lost from red tape? Are there workable policy solutions that can encourage investment and network deployment?

Join an expert group of panelists to discuss the hurdles to next generation wireless (5G) deployment:

  • Doug Brake, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
  • Wayne Crews, Competitive Enterprise Institute
  • Anna-Maria Kovacs, Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy
  • Steve Pociask, American Consumer Institute

Lunch to be served.