Ultra-Fast 5G Wireless Service Declared National Security Priority by Trump Administration

The White House is advocating strongly for 70 Gbps wireless internet access: tucked away in a section on yesterday’s National Security Strategy report was this action item: “We will improve America’s digital infrastructure by deploying a secure 5G Internet capability nationwide.” Other than natural gas, 5G wireless service was the only area of technology to get a specific calling out for infrastructure.

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These sorts of coordinated reports are designed to send a signal throughout the government on how a particular administration sees policy issues. As such, they are important for setting the guidelines for future actions of the federal government. By attaching wireless connectivity into national security, the Trump administration is putting its heaviest hand behind such a recommendation.

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