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While most Americans have broadband internet access, many do not—a gap known as the digital divide. Federal efforts to bridge it rely on data FCC collects from broadband providers. We have raised concerns that this data overstates service.
In 2020, FCC was tasked with mapping all U.S.
In the U.S., the FCC and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration regulate use of radio-frequency spectrum to help ensure there's enough available for 5G networks, satellites, and everything else.
Fifth-generation (5G) wireless promises not just to increase speeds but to enable new applications like automated cars and smart factories.
We reviewed U.S. 5G development. It's still early, with efforts focusing on increasing speed and connecting more devices.