FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr and 5G Technologies
UF's Digital Markets Initiative and the Bob Graham Center for Public Service are excited to welcome the Honorable Brendan Carr of the Federal Communications Commission. Commissioner Carr will describe what the Commission is doing to accelerate 5G buildout and the importance of US leadership. A response panel of experts will follow his presentation to discuss what's at stake for Florida.
In his role as an FCC Commissioner, Carr focuses on regulatory reforms that help create jobs and grow the economy for the benefit of all Americans. He is leading the FCC’s work to modernize the infrastructure rules governing the buildout of 5G and other next-gen networks, with his reforms predicted to cut billions of dollars in red tape and having already accelerated 5G builds, helping to bring more broadband to more Americans.
Carr also works to expand America’s skilled workforce, including the tower climbers and construction crews needed to build next-gen networks, by promoting community colleges, technical schools and apprenticeships as a pipeline for good-paying 5G jobs. In addition, Carr is leading an FCC telehealth initiative, which is designed to drive down healthcare costs while improving outcomes for veterans, low-income and rural Americans.
Our event is open to all - UF students, faculty, staff and the community. Registration is required for both in-person and online attendance options. A lunch will be provided to in-person attendees at no charge, but seating is limited. A link will be provided to remote attendees via email prior to the program.