TESTIMONY OF ANGELA SIEFER Executive Director NATIONAL DIGITAL INCLUSION ALLIANCE Before the United States House of Representatives Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Committee on Energy and Commerce

"Myth #2. The excitement around 5G has led to claims 5G will solve the digital divide. It will not. Current broadband technologies were not deployed to all neighborhoods (unless local governments mandated such) and there is no reason to think 5G will be any different. Additionally, 5G as a broadband service will require 5G capable devices. Low income households struggling to pay for internet service will certainly not rush out to purchase a 5G enabled device."

5G won't bridge the digital divide

Read Angela Siefer's full testimony:

Before the United States House of Representatives Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Committee on Energy and Commerce

On “Empowering and Connecting Communities Through Digital Equity and Internet Adoption”

Washington DC January 29, 2020

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5G won't bridge the digital divide

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