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FCC commissioner credits Indiana's "forward thinking" for 5G implementation

The head of the Federal Communications Commission says Indiana's forward thinking legislation led Verizon and AT&T to launch faster 5G broadband in Indiana by the end of the year.

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - The head of the Federal Communications Commission says Indiana's forward thinking legislation led Verizon and AT&T to launch faster 5G broadband in Indiana by the end of the year.

Commissioner Brandon Carr complimented Indiana lawmakers for changing laws that allow wireless providers to bring Indianapolis mobile speed data that's 100 times faster than 4G.

"That makes Indianapolis, not New York, not San Francisco...that makes Indianapolis number one in the country for most intensive 5G investment," Carr said.

Wireless providers have installed more than a thousand 5G cells that are the size of small backpacks on existing light poles and businesses across 30 Indiana communities.