The deployment of safe, federally compliant, super high-speed wireless 5G connectivity to the internet for Sacramento residents is coming late 2018.

Last year, Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg joined Verizon in announcing that one of their first commercial launches of fifth-generation – or 5G – wireless residential broadband services is planned to be in Sacramento.

This deployment will deliver unprecedented wireless speeds for Internet access to Sacramento residents. The Public Private Partnership established in June 2017 between the City and Verizon launched framework for a 5G deployment and a series of game-changing initiatives that will drive forward the City as a thriving diverse community that leverages new technologies to improve quality of life for all.

Sacramento continues its emergence as a leader and innovator and will be the first scaled commercial practical implementation of 5G in the nation.

It is this type of innovation that will enable residents to experience gigabit speeds that were previously only available via costly fiber. Technologies like 5G promise to revolutionize the daily lives of people.

The City plays an important role and is actively working to streamline the development processes and effectively and efficiently pave the way for innovators like Verizon to implement technologies that will drive economic vitality, decrease the digital divide, serve our diverse communities, and forward the mission of the City for all.

The City currently has six 5G sites active. The City does not/cannot regulate wireless devices. According to the FCC, the federal regulating body:

Several US government agencies and international organizations work cooperatively to monitor research on the health effects of RF exposure. According to the FDA and the World Health Organization (WHO), among other organizations, to date, the weight of scientific evidence has not effectively linked exposure to radio frequency energy from mobile devices with any known health problems.

The FDA maintains a website on RF issues. The World Health Organization (WHO), which has established an International Electromagnetic Fields Project (IEFP) to provide information on health risks, establish research needs and support efforts to harmonize RF exposure standards, provides additional information on RF exposure and mobile phone use. View more information on the IEFP.

You can find additional useful information and links to some of the other responsible organizations on the FCC’s website.