Countdown to the closing bell With Liz Claman

Sean O’Hara, president of Pacer ETFS, noted in a segment of Closing Bell with Liz Claman there is an infrastructure revolution going on now and one of the big names in the cellphone tower business is Crown Castle. He added that “if we’re going to go to 5G, which we essentially need for the Internet of Things, autonomous driving, streaming Netflix, you need to upgrade this infrastructure.”

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