Three Assembly Democrats have introduced legislation to help expand 5G internet networks throughout New Jersey.
The bill, sponsored by Assemblywoman Carol Murphy (D-Mount Laurel), Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald (D-Voorhees) and Assemblyman Wayne DeAngelo (D-Hamilton) would create statewide regulations to ease the process.
“With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing New Jersey residents to remain at home and conduct the majority of their activities remotely, the need for reliable and equitable internet access has never been more evident,” said Murphy. “This bill will help usher our state into the 21st century by connecting residents better than ever before – including those in rural areas – and making it easier for people to access the important services they require, such as remote schooling.”
According to Murphy, 5G would increase download speeds used in next-generation technology and improve cell phone service.
The bill would provide wireless providers with right-of-way access to install G technology on existing utility poles.
“The implementation of 5G service throughout New Jersey will help our state achieve a variety of important goals,” said Greenwald. “This technology would help us meet the growing consumer demand for wireless data, increase the communications service options available and make it possible for our residents to reliably get in touch with both their neighbors and other key contacts, such as employers and government officials.”