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How Can the U.S. Improve Internet Security, Speed and Access?

February 10, 2018View for printing

A scrapped proposal for a nationalized 5G network continues to make waves in the telecom community, giving renewed focus to some of the challenges the U.S. faces in providing a safe, speedy and accessible internet.

The memo, which was made public last week by the news site Axios, proposed a publicly owned network to ensure internet security and to counter China's dominance in the space. The memo sparked alarm from telecom companies, and Federal Communications Chairman Ajit Pai told The New York Times that he was against the idea. White House officials said the proposal was in its very early stages; the memo's author, Brigadier General Robert Spalding, has since left his position at the National Security Council. ... 5g-network/
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