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What 5G can do for DC

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05.03.2019

It’s hard to imagine life in D.C. without a smartphone. We depend on smartphones to track the latest political news, stay in touch with our busy families and navigate downtown traffic. Apps such as ParkMobile help us avoid those pesky parking tickets. And living without a car has become all the easier thanks to services such as Uber and Lyft and scooter apps such as Bird and Lime.

Now, with the introduction of 5G, the next generation of wireless connectivity, our mobile universe is about to expand in ways unimaginable 10 years ago. The District Department of Transportation is considering guidelines that would facilitate the introduction of 5G throughout the city, transforming the way our city works, commutes, and lives.

5G will be the platform for tomorrow’s innovation, offering speeds 100 times faster and five times more responsive than today’s networks. To give you an idea of how fast it will be: Today it takes around six minutes to download a........

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