Mayor and Verizon to launch 5G network as virtual health and online working surge

Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer was joined Thursday by Verizon and Rady Children’s Hospital to launch the citywide expansion of next-generation 5G wireless technology.

Developed thanks to breakthroughs made by San Diego’s own Qualcomm, the faster fifth generation cellular network will support public safety, medical care, education and commerce at a time when the demand for wireless service has never been higher. Some local hospitals have seen digital visits with patients increase more than 100-fold.

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