By The Daily Record Staff
June 25, 2020
A group of Maryland’s technology, civic and business leadership announced June 25 the formation of the MD5G Partnership, a coalition to create more connected communities through communications infrastructure and 5G connectivity.
The technology would create an estimated 9,700 jobs, $850 million in network investment and $1.5 billion in estimated GDP growth for Maryland, according to CTIA’s economic impact study. While neighboring states like Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware and 25 others have passed small cell legislation, Maryland tabled discussions on statewide legislation during the 2019 Maryland General Assembly session.
Current members of the MD5G Partnership include the Maryland Tech Council, Greater Baltimore Committee, Northeast Maryland Tech Council, Greater Washington Board of Trade, Verizon, Ports America Chesapeake, Ports America, Crown Castle, Junior Achievement of Central Maryland, T-Mobile, The Children’s Guild Alliance, TranZed Academy for Working Students, KCI Technologies, Education Networks of America, BaltiVirtual, Maryland Chamber of Commerce and Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Montgomery County.
With more mobile devices in the state than ever before, traffic on cellular networks as well as the demand for mobile data continues to grow exponentially. The revolution to 5G throughout Maryland will deliver data at rates 20 times faster than the infrastructure in place today, enabling new technologies and innovations in education, public safety, health care, technology, public transportation and other industries to thrive.
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