The City of Riverside has made it a mission to champion and advance as "The City of Arts & Innovation"; as such, the City has taken the first critical steps to shape the future of ultra-fast 5G wireless service for our community. But if we want the full effect and benefits of 5G innovation here in Riverside, we need to continue to show our support for 5G.
What would 5G look like for Riverside? A critical need for our First Responders as we battle COVID-19. And staggering network capacity — imagine sharing crystal clear medical imagery of a human heart during remote surgery. Lightning-fast mobile connectivity — eventually over 20 times faster than typical 4G speeds. As the City home to UC Riverside, four large colleges and universities, and over 60 public schools, this would be a direct benefit for students and professors alike. But 5G isn't just the next "G" in your phone — it's a societal game-changer on par with the advent of electric power a century ago.
And telecommunications networks and equipment, including 5G, that comply with FCC standards are safe for communities and consumers. Radiofrequency energy used to transmit information without wires has been safely used for over 100 years. Today, the technology is used for life's daily connections — from radios and televisions to smart watches/fitness trackers and wireless headphones, Bluetooth and WiFi routers, and even baby monitors.
Lend your support to fast-track the 5G rollout in Riverside and ensure that the city is a national "Smart City" leader.
Dear [Municipal Leader],
As a local community member, I'm writing to urge you to fast track the 5G network for the City of Riverside. The benefits to people who live and work in Riverside, to local businesses and to the entire community are too great to let delays get in the way:- 5G will make education more accessible and interactive
— Students will be able to transform their learning opportunities at all grade levels with digital learning applications, AR and VR experiences, and cloud technologies.- 5G will supercharge local job growth
— With the potential to attract new businesses, it's estimated 5G will create some 3 million jobs across communities that build 5G and inject $500 billion into the national economy.- 5G will improve city services, transportation and public safety
— First responders will be able to coordinate faster, sharing vital emergency information in real-time. Smart pavement and traffic lights will reduce congestion.- 5G will lower health care costs while elevating care
— Virtual healthcare will be raised to new levels, and remote care will be made even more effective and accessible to those who need it most.- 5G research will spark further innovation
— The development and testing of 5G-enabled solutions will help drive and expand the use cases for 5G from machine learning and IoT to robotics, AI, and more.
This is your chance not only to deliver for your constituents, but to demonstrate thought leadership and be part of transforming our region into a national 5G leader. Please do whatever you can to help accelerate the 5G rollout for Riverside.