For our businesses, citizens, communities and Region to stay competitive and globally connected, broadband infrastructure must be built out to future standards throughout the Region. 4G technologies is the base minimum for the entire Region as broadband is critical to IoT, smart cities, and data center investments and planning. 5G technologies should be the standard for the more technology dense metropolitan areas (such as the cities of Madison, Beloit, Whitewater and Janesville) where financial return on investment (ROI) may exist
for providers. All the use cases for 5G are in development and not currently well commercialized. These include connected factories, autonomous vehicles, smart city platforms and virtual reality. However, 5G will help usher in the Internet of Things era which will result in the commodification of information and data intelligence.