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Why the U.S. Should Prioritize Security in Its 5G Roll Out

May 12, 2021
James Lee

Policy Brief

Policies related to the rollout of 5G in the United States have tended to focus on mitigating security risks, but does protecting security come at the cost of expanding U.S. global influence—or does it simply cost too much?


This policy brief by IGCC postdoctoral research associate James Lee analyzes the three main criteria for deciding what a “good” 5G policy should look like, and recommends that the United States’ 5G strategy prioritize security first, influence second, and efficiency third.

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