Poor 5G spectrum management undermines both privacy rights and national security, according to Brig. Gen. Robert Spalding (USAF, Ret.), senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and former White House senior director for strategic planning on the National Security Council.
- Spalding said the way the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) divides spectrum makes it impossible to take full advantage of 5G, the benefits of which could amount to trillions of dollars in the United States.
- He said wireless service in America is much worse than in many other countries that share infrastructure at the network level as opposed to only the tower level.
- Spalding said he recommends taking a local instead of national approach to improve wireless spectrum management.