How New York City will make 5G accessible and affordable

After asking three companies – Neutral Connect Networks, Fiberless Networks, and Edge Fibernet – to experiment with 5G on Governors Island Park, New York City officials have “learned that deploying 5G will be challenging, but the benefits are significant.” The tests were part of the city’s NYCx moonshot challenge program, which encourages collaboration between public officials, technology firms, academics and nonprofits. Jeremy Goldberg, the city's deputy CTO, said the NYCx team “looked at Governors Island to learn about the constraints of connectivity, and as a testbed for several use cases.”

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