Connectivity is central to the human experience and leading our society into the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Mobile connectivity in particular has dramatically changed our society, unlocking vast potential that was unimaginable just a decade ago. The way we communicate with friends and family, buy and receive goods and services, and entertain and educate have all been exponentially augmented due to widespread adoption of connected mobile devices. And, when it comes to connectivity, we are only on the cusp of what’s possible.
“Fifth generation” wireless technology – or 5G – is poised to power a new age of innovation that will connect us in ways never imagined, and it’s already being deployed across the United States. With far faster speeds, significantly improved responsiveness, greater capacity, and increased coverage, 5G will help create solutions that are more efficient, more enhanced, and more inclusive.
5G will not just support the continuing explosion of online video and the ever-growing amassment of consumer and enterprise data. It will also help to:
- Fulfill the potential of the digital age for new industries such as transportation, healthcare, construction, agriculture, energy, advanced manufacturing, and smart infrastructure.
- Connect tens of billions of devices and sensors to help us better understand our world.
- Reduce prices by making commerce more efficient.
- Unlock new methods of transportation for millions of people by guiding autonomous vehicles on the roads and in the air.
Over the next decade, 5G has the potential to integrate into nearly every business, every industry, and every community. To help us understand the possibilities of 5G and how it could change the way we live and work, Faces of 5G tells the real-life stories of people across the U.S. using advanced connectivity to improve what they do and how they do it in today’s digital economy.
Who We Are
Faces of 5G is a project supported by Verizon and led by Matthew Weinberg, a former Obama Administration appointee in the U.S. Small Business Administration, where he served as Senior Advisor to the country’s head of Investment and Innovation. Matt is currently a Principal at Max Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm in New York. Matt has an MBA from Columbia Business School and is a frequent op-ed contributor, writing on the intersection of technology and public policy, for Forbes, TechCrunch, Huffington Post, and other publications.
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