Ubiquitous access to broadband telecommunications services are well-established policy objectives for the governments of Australia and the United States, and both are now re-doubling their efforts to spur deployment of next generation networks. Tomorrow’s wireless broadband networks – aka fifth generation or “5G” – promise to advance key economic, educational, health and security goals. The governments of both countries are playing a critical role by allocating needed wireless spectrum and by reforming laws to speed the commercial build-out of 5G wireless and fiber networks. These government actions have raised investor confidence in the commercial promise of 5G which, in turn, provides the massive capital needed for providers to build next generation broadband networks.
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