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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.
What GAO FoundActual costs to relocate federal users from the 1710-1755 megahertz (MHz) band have exceeded the original $1 billion estimate by about $474 million as of March 2013, although auction revenues appear to exceed relocation costs by over $5 billion.
To address homeland defense needs and comply with government direction that agencies use the electromagnetic spectrum more efficiently, the Department of Defense (DOD) is deploying new Land Mobile Radios to military installations across the country.
An investigation was requested to look into how Calhoun's Collectors Society received names for a mailing list. Concern was expressed that names may have come from a list of silver dollar subscribers illegaly sold to the society by someone in GAO.