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Key lawmaker warns against government control of 5G development, urges collaboration on security

January 30, 2018 |
Joshua Higgins

House Energy and Commerce Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) says securing 5G wireless networks will require a partnership between government and industry, while criticizing a leaked White House proposal to nationalize 5G to ensure security of the new networks.

Walden, who spoke at the Internet Education Foundation’s “State of the Net” conference Monday, expressed concern about a heavy-handed federal approach, saying the government struggles to secure its existing networks and is not in position to establish a secure 5G network on...


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