Tell Montgomery County Leaders: We Need 5G Wireless NOW 

Elected officials in Montgomery County have taken the first critical steps to shape the future for ultra-fast 5G wireless service in our community. This is our chance to get the improved connectivity we need now, and the foundation we need for what's next — as we consider the increasing demand for wireless technology at home, at healthcare facilities and throughout the county — where connectivity is important.

If you want to help bring 5G to Montgomery County, it is critical that your voice be heard today.

What would 5G look like for Montgomery County? Think 'smart' traffic lights that reduce traffic congestion based on real-time, vehicle commuting patterns recognizing rush-hour time intervals. Consider education and immersive learning for students to collaboratively engage and "interact" with atoms from their virtual classroom using augmented and virtual reality technology. Or medical professionals assessing 3-D scans to perform remote, robot-assisted surgical procedures for better patient outcomes. As the recent COVID-19 pandemic continues to highlight, reliable connectivity is essential and depends on having a strong communications infrastructure.

In order to make 5G a reality and position Montgomery County as a technology leader, our elected officials need to know there's widespread public support for technology investments that benefit our county now and in the future.  Wireless providers have proposed plans to invest and build 5G networks, but it's important county leaders hear from community members like you.

Tell Montgomery County officials to help accelerate the 5G rollout now and open up new ways for our community to live, learn, work, and play.
Dear [Elected Official],

As a member of the community that will directly benefit from 5G technology, I strongly support 5G investments in Montgomery County. Your support to bring 5G to our county will enhance the ability for families, local businesses, community organizations, first responders, physicians and nurses, teachers and students, and residents throughout our local communities to thrive.

The enhanced benefits to residents, local businesses and the greater community who live and work in Montgomery County, are significant:

- 5G will make education more accessible and interactive — K-12 students will transform their collaborative and immersive learning experiences with digital applications for distance learning, augmented and virtual reality programming, and cloud-based technologies.

- 5G will improve health care outcomes — Consider medical professionals leveraging 3-D images to enable remote, robot-assisted surgeries or telemedicine interactions between physicians and patients that require immediate medical attention and may not be in the vicinity of a health care facility.

- 5G will enhance public safety — First responders, police officers and firefighters protect our communities and neighborhoods throughout the county. The ability to utilize drones to visually assess in real-time a distressed building structure caused by fire could save lives as opposed to firefighters making on-site assessments by entering a burning building.

Advanced technologies like 5G has never been more important as it is today. Therefore, it is critical that our county supports improving wireless connectivity for our families, schools, businesses, and public services. 5G technology will play a major role in transforming our community. Please help accelerate 5G investments and networks for Montgomery County. Our future depends on it.

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