President Trump Remarks on 5G Wireless Technology CSPAN April 12, 2019 2:34pm-3:00pm EDT
pres. trump: thank you very much, everybody. big day. we have a lot of important days at our white house and this is, to me, the future. i want to thank you for being here to discuss a critical issue for our country single future, winning the race to be the world's leading provider of 5g cellular communications networks. it is all about 5g now. we were 4g and everyone was saying we had to get 4g and before that they were saying we had to get 3g and now we have to get 5g is a big deal, and that is going to be there for a while, and i guess at some point
we will be talking about number six. what do you think? but now we want to be the leader in this. we are the leader in almost everything else. we are grateful to be joined by fcc chairman i just i and -- deputyi and the deb chairman of agriculture. tell sonny hello. he's doing a tremendous job. secure five g networks will absolutely be a vital link to america's prosperity and national security in the 21st century. 5g will be as much as 100 times faster than the current 4g cellular networks. it will transform the way our citizens work, learn, communicate, and travel. it will make american farms more productive, manufacturing more competitive, and health care better and more accessible. basically covers almost everything. pretty amazing.
paved the networks way for smart phones and all the exciting breakthroughs that make possible so many things, this will be more secure and resilient. five g networks will also create astonishing and thrilling new opportunities for our people, opportunities that we never even thought we had a possibility of looking at. we cannot allow any other country to out compete the united states in this possible industry of the future. in so leading by so much many different industries of that type and we can't let that happen. the race to 5g is a race america must win and it is our race that our great companies are now involved in. we've given them the incentive they need. it is a race we will win. , oure united states approach is private sector driven. the government doesn't have to
spend lots of money. according to some estimates, the industry plans to invest $275 billion in five g networks, creating 3 million american jobs quickly, very quickly, and adding $500 billion to our economy. as you probably heard, we had another alternative of doing it that would be through government investment, and we don't want to do that because it won't be nearly as good, fast, and in that business, i think they will be better doing the job than a lot of the folks we know and love. to accelerate and incentivize these investments, my administration has focused on freeing up as much wireless spectrum as needed. we're going to free it up so they will be able to get it done. and removing regulatory barriers to the buildout of networks. as chairman pai will discuss in a moment, the fcc has taken bold
action, probably bolder than they've ever taken before, to make wireless spectrum available . by next year, the united states is on pace to have more 5g spectrum than any other country in the world. that is a big statement. some people got ahead of us. we should have been doing this a long time ago. in addition, last october, i directed the department of commerce to develop a national spectrum strategy to free up even more spectrum for economic activity, including 5g. the fcc has also taken action to streamline the process for 5g infrastructure with state and local governments. it takes too long to get permits. we're going to free that andation up and put limits the local areas are going to listen to us very strongly. they have a big incentive to do that.
they must approve new physical infrastructure within 90 days instead of many years. it can sometimes take 3, 4, 5 years. we going to put a limit of 90 days. there is now a cap on the unreasonable fees local governments often charge. they get greedy. they think, we can take advantage, and everybody gets hurt. these changes will contribute greatly to building high-speed networks across america and it is going to happen very quick the, very quickly. by the end of this year, the united states will have 92 5g deployments in markets nationwide. the next nearest country, south korea, will have 48. so we have 92 compared to 48 and we're going to accelerate that pace. but we must not rest. the race is far from over. american companies must leave the world in cellular technology. 5g networks must be secure.
they have to be guarded from the enemy. we do have enemies out there. they must also cover every community and they must be deployed as soon as possible. as we are making great progress with 5g, we are also focused on rural communities that do not have access to broadband at all. we have a couple people from the great farms that i love, that i'm sure voted for me -- i won't ask them, but yes? i think for the most part they did. i know that almost automatically. i would be very surprised. but i have to say, i've been talking about broadband for rural america, the farmers and others. they have really been -- they just haven't been treated properly. now what we are doing is making it a priority.
we're also working closely with federal agencies to get networks built in rural america faster and at much lower cost than it is even today. now i would like to introduce a very special man who has really worked hard and gained the respect of the world, truly, because they see what we are doing in our country, who will be making two major announcements to accelerate our 5g future and extend broadband access to every american. no matter where you are, you will have access very quickly to 5g and it is going to be a different life. i don't know if it is going to be better. but i can say, technologically, it won't even be close. thank you very much. please say a few words. [applause] thank you, mr. president, for your compelling vision of u.s. leadership on 5g. i also want to thank larry
kudlow for your steadfast support of this vision. america must win the race to 5g. the next generation of wireless connectivity. this matters for two reasons. the first is national competitiveness. we want the good paying jobs to develop and deploy 5g technologies to the created here in america. we want these technologies to get our economy a leg up. that 5gnd reason is will improve americans' lives in so many ways. from precision agriculture to smart transportation networks, medicine, and more. we want americans to be the first to benefit from this new digital revolution. you pointed out, we don't want rural americans to be left behind. that is why i'm pleased to report that america is now well positioned to win the race to fast, secure, and reliable 5g.
don't just take my word for it. researchry, abi stated, it is the united states who will win the five g race in the short term. cisco projected that in three more thanwould be twice as prevalent in north america as in asia. reported thata america leads the world with the most 5g deployments of any nation. this past tuesday, it was reported that 5g related job listings in the united states increased 12% in the past three weeks according to data from a job search service. story, anis a success american success story. how are we getting the job done? the fcc is pursuing a three-part strategy called the 5g fast plan. first we are freeing up spectrum , the invisible airwaves.
we finished our first five -- five g spectrum auction in january and we have generated almost $2 billion in bins. we are making it easier to install wireless infrastructure. 5g will rely heavily on small antennas. when i came into office, regulations designed for tall towers threatened to strangle our future in red tape. ,e have eliminated these rules because infrastructure the size of a pizza box shouldn't have to jump through the same hoops as a 200 foot tower. third, we taken action to encourage deployment of optical fiber. 5g isn't just about wireless. we also need strong fiber networks to carry 5g traffic. we did a lot to make that happen, including ending heavy-handed regulations imposed by the prior administration. we are getting results. deployed toiber was
more new locations in the united states than in any year before. our early success is still early. we still need to do more and we will. today, i'm announcing two new steps the fcc will take. first, the fcc intends to start its third five g spectrum auction on december 10 of this year. this will be the largest spectrum auction in american history. we will be selling 3400 megahertz. for those of you who aren't experts, that is a lot of spectrum. build the help infrastructure of the future, the fcc aims to create a $20.4 billion rural digital opportunity fund. this money will extend high-speed broadband to up to 4 million homes and businesses in rural america. these networks will bring greater economic opportunity to america's heartland, including
some of the great jobs building infrastructure. in closing, i want to thank you again are your leadership on 5g. your white house has advanced your vision in many ways, from international negotiations to much-needed regulatory reforms. i appreciate all these efforts and in the same spirit this fcc will help build a great and lasting legacy of american success on 5g. thank you, mr. president. [applause] pres. trump: you also worked very hard on this. maybe say a couple words. >> thank you, everyone, for being here today. obviously american dominance in the industries of the future is predicated on connectivity. and 5g is the future. and so i think everyone in this room feels very comfortable to
know it is in your capable hands. we thank you for your leadership on this issue. i'm so glad that we were able to include our priorities on rural broadband. we'ves something that sought to really deliver on. with today's announcement, in addition to the milestones over the last two years, we can say that we are bringing 5g and rural broadband across this country. thank you. [applause] >> mr. president, we really appreciate the fact that you have put this emphasis on rural america. the things you have done in office have been tremendous for us. we look forward to the next several years. the thing that you struck today of deregulation and letting the american business, letting the american farmers and ranchers
fix the problems of this country , really rings hard with us. that is what we try to do. thank you for your help. [applause] >> mr. president, chairman pai, our 900 member companies, we build, deploy, and maintain wireless infrastructure in this nation. and you are fixing to put us to work. [laughter] [applause] pres. trump: door people do an incredible job. thank you very much. they go high. how high do you go? [inaudible] pres. trump: somebody said 200 feet and sometimes more. that is a long way up. and you feel very safe, right? [inaudible]
pres. trump: how high do you go? >> up to 1000 feet. pres. trump: i don't want that to happen. [laughter] pres. trump: thank you very much. i appreciate it. >> mr. pleasant, tell us your plan about sanctuary cities and illegal migrants. pres. trump: people that are putting sanctuary cities where they are not even wanted, because as you know, in california, a lot of people want to get out of sanctuary cities, but they always seem to have open arms, so we thought rather than moving the illegal immigrants to other parts of the country -- first of all, we are getting them and we are doing the best we can with very bad laws. we have to change the laws. but we are apprehending thousands and thousands of people a day, and the law only allows us to hold them for 20 days. because of the most ridiculous
laws probably we have in this country. have laws like that for 5g, you would never have anything don't. but we have horrible, old-fashioned laws that are put in by the democrats, who were willing to change it -- i used to say 45 minutes. we could do it in 15 minutes. whether it is catch and release, chain migration, or any of them, the asylum laws are absolutely insane. come up. in many cases they are rough gang members. in many cases they are people with crime records. and they are given a statement to read by lawyers. it says, i have great fear for my life. i have great fear for being in my country. even though in some cases, some of these people are holding their country's flags and then they talk about the fear they have of being in the country, that the flag they were waving freely, so we are looking at the
possibility, strongly looking at , to be honest with you -- california, the governor wants to have a lot of people coming in, refugees coming in, a lot of sanctuary cities, so we will give them to the sanctuary cities, maybe, to take care of, if that is the way we want, because we can only hold them for 20 days, so we apprehend them by thousands of day. border patrol has been incredible. the job they are doing is incredible. the wall is going up. it is going out fairly rapidly. we start another big section tomorrow. we are building miles and miles of wall. i think we will be close to 400 miles built by the end of next year. we need that. i just got back from texas and some of the ranchers tell me you have bodies lying all over the land, of people, where the
coyotes give them a can of soda, and they give them a sandwich, and they say houston is 300 miles in that direction. the people don't know what that means. that means they can't make it. that means they have no chance and they die. it is something i never heard. many people died. they will say, just heading that direction. we are doing a lot about it. if we had the wall, we wouldn't have that. people wouldn't be coming up. mexico is now apprehending and bringing back to the various countries we are talking about, they are bringing people back to those countries, and they are going back to those countries, but we could fix that in so fast if the democrats would agree. but if they don't agree, we might as well do what they say they want. -- ill bring the illegal call them the illegals.
they came across the border illegally. we will bring them to sanctuary city areas and let that it,icular area take care of whether it is a state or whatever it might be. california is certainly always saying, we want more people, and they want more people, we will give them more people. we can give them an unlimited supply. and let's see if they are so happy. they always say they have open arms. let's see if they have open arms. the alternative is to change the laws and we can do it very quickly, very easily, ok? [inaudible] pres. trump: and we are going to put more troops on the border. our country is doing so well economically. we are setting records that a lot of people are coming up for that reason. a lot of people are coming for bad reasons too. we have a lot of bad people with big criminal records trying to get through and the border patrol has done an incredible
job with them. and when they have been through, and when they've been let through over the years, ice, all over long island, they get them and they take them back and we get them the hell out of here. that is happening all over our country. and that border patrol does is an incredible job. and law enforcement in this country, the job they are doing is really incredible. i don't know if you saw the crime stats, but the statistics are that crime is way down in our country over the last year, despite all the problems we have at the border, and we are straightening that out. on sanctuary cities, we are giving very strong consideration to having people after a 20-date period, because you are not allowed legally to hold them for more than that, we will move them into sanctuary cities. thank you very much, everybody. [inaudible]
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