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APRIL 25, 2018
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Remember when pagers were the hottest communication device? If you had one, it was because your spouse was pregnant, you were a doctor, or you were involved in nefarious activities. 

Now, elementary aged students are equipped with cell phones that are far superior to my own. 

But what keeps all these devices humming? It is the infrastructure lacing the planet that ensures data transmission and reliability. Most of the country is equipped with 4G data capability. However, we are rapidly approaching the need for 5G.  
  • 5G systems support 1000 more devices per meter than 4G.
  • 5G eliminates the transmission inconsistencies and slowdowns caused by buildings, mountains, and crowds. 
  • 5G uses a "high-spectrum band" with more access points positioned closer together.
The United States led the 4G race. However, it trails behind China and South Korea in laying out the infrastructure for 5G. China's wireless providers are streamlined by government mandate whereas the U.S. is reliant on private providers. The 5G infrastructure will use existing large cells for broad coverage and multiple smaller cells fitted to light poles roof tops for short band width connectivity.

Connectivity is a major component of the GDP.  
  • 4G boosted domestic GDP by $100 billion.
  • 4G led to an 84% increase in wireless-industry employment. 
  • 5G is estimated to be worth $500 billion GDP and represent millions of new jobs.  
Ensuring that the U.S. stays up to date and competitive in an ever changing techno-world could mean the difference in obtaining or keeping cutting edge data-intensive industries.

The City of Escondido is currently reviewing the need for 5G infrastructure to ensure that we remain strong in the global data world. 

Sincerely,

Rorie Johnston
CEO
WHAT IS HAPPENING
Bike to Work Day 2018
Escondido Chamber of Commerce is a Pit Stop
Join thousands of people throughout the San Diego region as we GO by BIKE on Bike to Work Day - Thursday, May 17. With thousands of miles of bikeways in the region, biking gets you where you need to go. Register for Bike to Work Day 2018. When you register for Bike to Work Day, you can stop by one of 100 pit stop locations throughout the San Diego region on May 17 from 6 - 9 a.m. to pick up a FREE t-shirt*, snacks, and encouragement.*You must register online to be eligible for a free t-shirt.Get ready to GO by BIKE. Check out the resources on the iCommute website, including the San Diego Regional Bike Map, riding and safety tips, bike lockers, and information about taking your bike on transit. For more information on Bike to Work Day 2018, visit the Bike Month web page, call 511 and say "iCommute,". Make sure to follow @iCommuteSD on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates.
Escondido Public Library Hosts Strategic Plan Meeting
The Escondido Public Library invites the community to attend a Strategic Planning meeting. This will be held in the Turrentine Room, upstairs at Escondido Public Library on Tuesday, May 1, from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. By participating, you will have the opportunity to identify current conditions, create a vision of the library for the future, as well as develop the steps needed to achieve these goals. We want to hear your thoughts, comments, and suggestions . please join us! RSVP by email: library@escondidolibrary.org or by phone: (760) 839-4601.
Grand Ave to Get New Trees
In order to beautify Grand Ave, the City will be removing the eucalyptus trees in the medians and planting new, drought-tolerant trees and plants. The Downtown Business Association is investing county grant funds for this first phase project. 

Tree removal will begin Monday, April 30th and will take four days to complete. The entire project will take approximately eight weeks, but will not disrupt Cruisin' Grand, the Farmers Market or the Grand Ave Festival and Street Fair.  Please be aware of traffic detours and allow extra time when visiting downtown during this beautification project. 
Nominate CCAE for "The Best of SD"
I t's that time of year again! Please take a few moments  to nominate the California Center for the Arts for the Union Tribune's "The Best of San Diego."
 
To nominate the CCAE for Entertainment Venue, Live Music Venue (under 3,000 people), and Museum go to:  Best of SD Entertainment
 
To nominate the CCAE for Best Place to Get Married  go to: Best of SD Life
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