Pixie dust and 5G

Kris-Kozamchak-thumbnail-12-15 Kris Kozamchak February 8, 2019

2019_FCC_TourUS FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr is passionate about winning the race to 5G. He understands what it takes for service providers to get a network up and running. That enthusiasm was shared with the attendees at NATE UNITE 2019 in Grapevine, Texas. Commissioner Carr gave the opening keynote talking about the need to speed up 5G deployments.

CLICK TO TWEET: Contrary to popular belief, smartphones and IoT devices do not run on pixie dust. Check out this vlog featuring FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr.

He knows firsthand the issues and challenges the industry faces because he visits the companies that are intimately involved in all aspects of building out the 5G infrastructure.

For example, during his visit to Texas he explored a new tower training school, checked out a rural fiber deployment, visited a telemedicine provider and toured CommScope’s manufacturing plant in Euless.

I had the opportunity to interview Commissioner Carr during his visit and we had a few laughs over the idea that our smartphones and IoT gadgets all work on pixie dust.

You can learn more about Commissioner Carr’s visits around the country by following him on Twitter. And we would love to hear your thoughts on the path to 5G. Leave us a comment below.

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Kris Kozamchak

Kris Kozamchak is director of corporate communications at CommScope based in Richardson, Texas. She oversees the media, analyst and social media programs for CommScope’s business segments. Kris has more than 20 years of experience in the telecom and technology industry from companies such as BT and NEC, and she bring strong PR agency knowledge from her time at Edelman and Shandwick.  Kris has a bachelor’s degree in public relations and business from West Virginia Wesleyan and is a member of PRSA.