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How to boost 5G roll-out with joined-up, data-driven networks

Following the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) recent launch of a ‘5G Fast Plan’ which aims to accelerate nationwide coverage, it is clear that the industry faces a significant challenge if it is to achieve this goal. As part of the plan, in October 2020 the Commission established the 5G Fund for Rural America, which aims to make up to $9 billion in Universal Service Fund support available to carriers to deploy advanced 5G mobile wireless services. Despite this admirable ambition, US 5G coverage continues to lag behind competing countries, with patchy and unpredictable coverage reported at a widespread level.

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