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Nationalized 5G proposal emerges in US amid rising paranoia

A proposal for the US to nationalize its future 5G infrastructure has emerged, and while telecoms nationalization is a respectable topic of debate in many areas, this was all about national security paranoia rather than the best way to get new services to the public, or save on the cost of new networks. Widely credited on social media to President Trump himself, the idea of the government taking control of future critical telecoms infrastructure, including 5G, actually came from a senior National Security Council (NSC) advisor, in a presentation uncovered by journal Axios. According to the article, the proposal was made in a 30-page Powerpoint document to have the federal government build and operate a nationwide 5G network within the…

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