Politico says President Donald Trump's campaign for re-election in 2020 wants to defend government control over 5G wireless airwaves.
According to Kayleigh McEnany, the national press secretary of the campaign, the campaign was designed to "save money and access" in a rural area with less "high-speed Internet access" I will. The idea, followed by a strategy similar to the leaked plan in 2018, is that the federal government provides its own infrastructure used by wireless carriers. The plan was countered by the telecom industry and Ajit Pai's FCC chairman, and Trump Administration said they did not plan to walk through the memo and build their own infrastructure.
As my colleague Russell Brandom wrote last year, the idea of national communications is attractive because it can bring connectivity to rural areas like National Vermont and provide competition for private operators. But simply building a 5G infrastructure is not a silver bullet to solve the problems facing the country's poor, given the track record of companies like AT & T and Verizon (not to mention US politics and the US state)
Even if the plan is designed to provide wireless access to rural areas, the campaign will be heard. It is really true. The goal of last year's memo was to counter China's dominant advantage in the fifth-generation space space recently announced by the Trump Administration. Trump advisor Newt Gingrich recently wrote op-ed in Newsweek (via 19459003 Politico ). He argued that the public-private partnership would be a prime-type project. It is out of Chinese dominance. The US administration has put pressure on US companies to avoid deploying equipment to Chinese companies and pointing out potential security risks. Trump himself opened Twitter on the issue, saying that the US should deploy 5G (or even 6G) infrastructure "as soon as possible" to keep up with China.
Politico believes that the campaign's plans will not attract much attention from the wireless industry, which is already slowly rolling out its 5G network. China has pointed out in the blog post of the Wireless Trade Association (CTIA) that China should not try "outside of China" and that the free market approach takes precedence. Robert Spalding, chief director of strategy for the National Security Council, said that even the author of the memo in 2018 does not think it is a realistic plan for the military to share air and air. "The Department of Defense knows that it is not interested in using any kind of departmental resources as a priority."