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FCC prioritizing 5G while keeping security risks in mind: Chair Ajit Pai
FCC Chairman discloses what US needs to do before rolling out 5G
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai discusses plans to roll out 5G in the U.S. and how ‘the fifth generation of wireless connectivity’ will help Americans from many different backgrounds and jobs.
The Federal Communications Commission is prioritizing 5G wireless technology advancements while keeping security risks in mind, chairman Ajit Pai said.
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His comments came amid tensions between the U.S. and Chinese tech giant Huawei, a global leader in 5G technology that has come under intense scrutiny in countries like the U.S. and Germany for its ties to China's Communist Party.
"5G or the fifth generation of wireless connectivity offers tremendous possibilities for consumers across the country. And it's also an issue of national competitiveness," Pai told FOX News Headlines 24/7 anchor Brett Larson on Wednesday. "Other countries saw the lead that the United States had in 4G. They want to seize that advantage when it comes to 5G, especially because 5G is going to transform entire industries."