Senate bill adds $436M for U.S. military's new 5G technology development program

By Justin Doubleday / September 13, 2019 at 5:00 AM
New legislation advancing through the Senate would allocate nearly half a billion dollars for the Defense Department's new program to research and develop fifth-generation wireless technologies. The Senate Appropriations Committee’s fiscal year 2020 defense spending bill includes $436 million for DOD's "Next Generation Information Communications Technology" program. The committee's accompanying report on the bill also refers to it as the "5G-XG" program. "Fifth Generation wireless [5G] is anticipated to produce dramatic improvements in data speed, volume and latency that have...

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