Wireless connectivity is critical for expanding opportunities for Maryland's economic success.

5G is the next generation of our cellular networks. Nearly 20x faster than 4G LTE, 5G will support a new wave of applications not just for you and your family, but also a wide array of industries.

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Economic Impact

5G will be a boost for Maryland’s economy across all sectors, creating jobs and growing GDP. It’s anticipated that 5G in Maryland will:

  • Create over 9,700 jobs
  • Produce nearly $1.5 billion in estimated GDP growth for the state
  • Generate $850 million in network investment*


*Economic data estimates: CTIA 2020

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Low-income families disproportionately rely exclusively on their mobile devices to connect to the internet. Ensuring access to educational materials and the next wave of online learning, which will include technologies like AI, requires a modern network that can handle large amounts of data quickly. 5G will:

  • Make interactive, immersive, experience-based learning a reality
  • Provide users with better access to applications, videos and virtual meetings for online education and training, directly impacting career prospects across industries
  • Improve interactive classroom experiences with the use of AR and VR technologies
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Public Safety

5G can help capture reliable data for first responders, improve surveillance systems for police departments and private companies, and streamline maintenance and emergency services. This data could:

  • Provide first responders with accurate location data and real-time updates, later streaming that data to the ER as the patient is in the ambulance
  • Notify maintenance departments about power outages and other serviceable needs
  • Allow police body cams and security cameras to provide clearer resolutions, accurate locations, and real-time data


5G will offer a host of new innovative opportunities for healthcare providers including more efficient treatments for patients, the possibility for surgeons to perform real-time remote surgery, and more secure patient data. 5G would also support:

  •  Providing remote medicine solutions through wearable devices that gather and monitor a person’s vitals such as blood pressure and pulse
  • Extending physical therapy and remote surgery through the world of VR
  •  Enabling facility-wide patient-monitoring systems
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Public Transport

5G will have a hand in decreasing traffic, and by extension, fuel efficiency, in smart cities worldwide. The future of public transport in Maryland could include:

  • Transporting groups of autonomous vehicles at the same time, all at the same speed and intervals; self-driving cars will utilize 5G to communicate with other vehicles on the road
  • V2V (Vehicle-to-vehicle) and V2X (vehicle-to-everything) communications to provide real-time updates on road conditions
  • Connecting public transit vehicles that exchange data such as speed, position, and direction, or even alerts if a crash seems imminent
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Media & Entertainment

Whether it’s streaming video on your phone or VR, AR, AI, and cloud-based gaming—5G helps make these technologies accessible and practical. The possibilities of 5G include:

  • Drastic increases in streaming quality and optimized download speeds
  • Improving VR and AI through energy-efficient headsets, in addition to reduced costs for VR making it dramatically more accessible
  • Enabling a future with live 3D effects from mobile services

Be a part of the movement

Unlocking the possibilities of 5G requires the support of committed individuals, businesses, community leaders, and non-profits like you. Sign up to learn more about the MD5G Partnership and how we can advocate for the future of wireless technology and grow Maryland’s innovation economy.

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