Colorado Public Works Journal, Spring-Summer 2019

a Spring-Summer 2019 17 Fifth generation wireless is a big deal. Pagers were 1G, first “Generation”. Cell phones, the old flip phones, that was 2G. Smart phones with email and internet came from 3G. 4G made apps and data interactions faster and easier. We aren’t really sure yet what impact and discoveries will be possible with 5G, but preparing our infrastructure to support it when it does come will be essential for every city and town. Big expectations like driverless cars and robotic surgery are just on the horizon.

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