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Trump team considers nationalizing 5G network
« on: January 29, 2018, 03:37:24 PM »


Trump national security officials are considering an unprecedented federal takeover of a portion of the nation’s mobile network to guard against China, according to sensitive documents obtained by Axios.

Why it matters: We’ve got our hands on a PowerPoint deck and a memo — both produced by a senior National Security Council official — which were presented recently to senior officials at other agencies in the Trump administration.


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The main points: The documents say America needs a centralized nationwide 5G network within three years. There'll be a fierce debate inside the Trump administration — and an outcry from the industry — over the next 6-8 months over how such a network is built and paid for.

Two options laid out by the documents:

The U.S. government pays for and builds the single network — which would be an unprecedented nationalization of a historically private infrastructure.
An alternative plan where wireless providers build their own 5G networks that compete with one another — though the document says the downside is it could take longer and cost more. It argues that one of the “pros” of that plan is that it would cause “less commercial disruption” to the wireless industry than the government building a network.

https://www.axios.com/trump-team-debates-nationalizing-5g-network-f1e92a49-60f2-4e3e-acd4-f3eb03d910ff.html
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Re: Trump team considers nationalizing 5G network
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2018, 04:00:59 AM »

Trump national security officials are considering an unprecedented federal takeover of a portion of the nation’s mobile network to guard against China, according to sensitive documents obtained by Axios.

Why it matters: We’ve got our hands on a PowerPoint deck and a memo — both produced by a senior National Security Council official — which were presented recently to senior officials at other agencies in the Trump administration.


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The main points: The documents say America needs a centralized nationwide 5G network within three years. There'll be a fierce debate inside the Trump administration — and an outcry from the industry — over the next 6-8 months over how such a network is built and paid for.

Two options laid out by the documents:

The U.S. government pays for and builds the single network — which would be an unprecedented nationalization of a historically private infrastructure.
An alternative plan where wireless providers build their own 5G networks that compete with one another — though the document says the downside is it could take longer and cost more. It argues that one of the “pros” of that plan is that it would cause “less commercial disruption” to the wireless industry than the government building a network.

https://www.axios.com/trump-team-debates-nationalizing-5g-network-f1e92a49-60f2-4e3e-acd4-f3eb03d910ff.html

I saw this also and it concerned me. However, later yesterday I saw a piece that said the Trump administration would not support this idea.
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Re: Trump team considers nationalizing 5G network
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2018, 07:47:09 AM »
I saw this also and it concerned me. However, later yesterday I saw a piece that said the Trump administration would not support this idea.
Yeah, revised edition is, govt will purchase service from private industry, and in some cases, finance parts of it.
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Re: Trump team considers nationalizing 5G network
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2018, 08:20:49 AM »
Yeah, revised edition is, govt will purchase service from private industry, and in some cases, finance parts of it.

Nationalizing private enterprise is not exactly Trump's MO.
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Re: Trump team considers nationalizing 5G network
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2018, 08:41:34 AM »
Nationalizing private enterprise is not exactly Trump's MO.
No, but as has been pointed out, Trumpp doesn't really live in the "Conservative/Leftist" Paradigm.
I think he believes in whatever makes America stronger is best, never once considering how it effects the broader picture.

It was this very reason I hated and never trusted Trump during the campaign, but now that I know he has the Military on his side, he can't help but get inundated with a cram course in Constitutionalism and our Founding Ideals.

It's this very reason I trust Trump more than ever, he has the best teachers in the world when it comes to the values of Independence, Liberty, and Freedom in this country.
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Re: Trump team considers nationalizing 5G network
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2018, 09:51:13 AM »
OOPS! We were'nt supposed to know about Nationalizing 5 G wireless. :biggrin:

A U.S. Air Force brigadier general has returned to the military branch after service with the National Security Council following the leak of a memo that advocated for a government takeover of development of the nation’s 5G mobile telecom network, according to a report.

Air Force Brig. Gen. Robert Spalding was the author of the memo, which became the focus of a story by news organization Axios that irked the telecom industry and irritated the White House, the Washington Post reported Saturday.

Spalding’s last day with the NSC was Jan. 31, the Post reported, citing information from a senior Trump administration official. The report said Spalding was not implicated in the leak, but officials decided his backing of the potential government takeover of the 5G network exceeded his NSC role.

The brigadier general was told he would be leaving the NSC before his memo and PowerPoint proposal were leaked, the report said.

In recent weeks, senior officials became concerned that Spalding had pushed too hard for the takeover the idea, the report added.

Last week the Wall Street Journal reported that some White House officials viewed next-generation 5G wireless service as a “key area of competition,” and saw a potential threat from China as justification for a “moonshot” government effort behind the network’s development.

But after the Axios story appeared, Federal Communications Comission chairman Ajit Pai told the New York Times that he opposed the idea of a government-built 5G network, and industry group USTelecom said government involvement would likely slow the technology's development.

There were no plans to replace Spalding at NSC, the Post reported. Spalding declined the newspaper’s request for comment.
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