Washington, DC, January 29, 2018 – Fred Campbell, director of Tech Knowledge, issued the following statement regarding Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai’s statement on The Future of 5G:
“Tech Knowledge agrees with Chairman Pai’s opposition to a nationalized 5G network. From its ill-fated attempt to nationalize railroads during the First World War to today’s ‘below-standard’ grade for U.S. infrastructure, our government has a dismal track record in this area.
The U.S. should not make the same mistake as Australia, whose bungled attempt at building a nationalized wholesale network turned that country into a broadband backwater. More than a century of experience has proven that government-operated networks don’t work.”
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