Is 5G technology coming to New Orleans? City Council approves framework that could make it happen

The New Orleans City Council signed off Thursday on rules governing wireless networks that will soon be operating locally — technology that council members said could aid their use of data to drive government decisions and put New Orleans on a par with other forward-looking cities. Regulations for small cell networks would serve as the foundation for the world’s most advanced cellular technology, 5G, to hit the local market in the coming years.

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