Wicker Readies 5G Hearing

— Wicker (R-Miss.) is already eyeing a potential hearing on 5G wireless deployment and said bipartisan legislation from the previous Congress from Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) — the STREAMLINE Small Cell Deployment Act — could be a good starting point for the panel’s examination. “I would expect 5G and privacy to be among the first issues,” Wicker told John on Tuesday. “I would hope that [5G] would be one of our first hearings.”

Source: POLITICO Morning Tech

I would like to see this committee to address some of the 5G rural issues. mmWave 5G will require an antenna tower about every 500-700 feet. That is not practical in rural communities were some driveways are longer than 700 feet. T-Mobile is claiming that their 600Mhz 5G can cover 1,000 square miles from a single tower, but refuse to declare the data bandwidth. How fast can the data flow?

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