Will shift to 5G impact real estate?

Self-driving cars, ultra-fast high-def video downloads, 911 dispatchers, and smart homes will all benefit from the rollout of next generation wireless technologies known as 5G. But what might the land use and real estate implications be for municipalities, residents and developers?

Industry experts tout 5G for its download speeds of 10- to 20-gigabits-per-second, which is on average 40 times faster than existing 4G networks. In addition, 5G technology is expected to help create 3 million new jobs, add $533 billion in GDP, and generate an additional $1.2 trillion in consumer benefits, according to Forbes.

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