5G rollout will maximize San Francisco’s competitive edge

While San Francisco has a highly educated workforce and receives 45 percent of the total venture capital investment in the entire U.S., the city does not "have a commitment from all major 5G infrastructure providers to deploy in the city." San Francisco has chosen slow deployment with high fees, $4,000 for each small cell attached to non-wooden utility poles, which is a major deterrent to deploying necessary infrastructure in prearation for 5G. San Francisco officials will choose to react to the new FCC rules, but there is no doubt that "creating an environment where all the major players are deploying next generation infrastructure in San Francisco can only be a positive for businesses and residents as the city continues to try to maintain its competitive edge in our connectivity driven global economy."

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