Business & Finance

Lance Promotes 5G Internet At Bell Labs

MURRAY HILL, NJ - Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) used a tour of historic Nokia Bell Labs in Murray Hill to showcase the work of the U.S. House Communications and Technology Subcommittee, on which he serves as the Vice Chair.  

On hand to welcome Lance were New Providence Mayor Al Morgan and Bernardsville Mayor Kevin Sooy.

Lance welcomed Commissioner Michael O’Rielly of the Federal Communications Commission to help lead a round table discussion on the next generation of wireless networks and 5G technology.  Lance also welcomed several businesses from the Seventh Congressional District that are helping to pave the way for 5G innovation, including Nokia, Verizon, AT&T, Qualcomm and Samsung.  CTIA, the wireless industry trade association, also participated.

Sign Up for E-News

“The Internet touches nearly all aspects of American life and the U.S. economy.  Every user wants faster speed, better reliability and affordable options.  That’s why I’m working to help make the 5G economy a reality and to keep companies like Nokia Bell Labs at the center of this innovation.  New Jersey is leading the world and we need to keep it that way,” said Lance.  “Many American households now have a number of  mobile devices.  And small businesses are fully integrated into cutting-edge technology.  We have to make sure the laws coming out of Washington are keeping up and allowing these technological advancements to continue to transform public health, the economy and education.”      

The panel discussed the potential 5G innovation has to revolutionize wireless communications and the American economy and how the private and public sectors should work together to speed deployment.  There was broad agreement among the industry and government stakeholders that removing barriers to deployment such as federal siting rules for small cells and a robust spectrum pipeline are essential to deploying 5G.  Head of Policy and Government Relations at Nokia, Brian Hendricks, thanked Congressman Lance for his advocacy on the issue, “Congressman Lance's leadership on technology policy has been an important part of creating a positive investment environment to enable deployment of the next generation of broadband.  It will be critical for Congress and the FCC to remain aggressive in removing regulatory barriers to deployment and freeing additional spectrum for mobile broadband.” 

Mayor Sooy highlighted how Bernardsville is one of 11 cities nationwide that Verizon is using to test 5G service.  

Mayor Morgan also attended and coined #5GinNP.  “Thank you to the Nokia Corporation of Murray Hill and Congressman Leonard Lance for inviting me to participate.  5G Technology can potentially improve data rates and speeds for consumers, and for commercial applications in the health, energy, and manufacturing industries. We here in our district will be a hub of 5G development, leading the effort to maintain the United States as a leader in wireless innovation. Very cool indeed!”

Lance sits on the Energy and Commerce Committee and is Vice Chair of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee.  The committee is the oldest standing legislative committee in the U.S. House of Representatives and has broad jurisdiction over the commerce of the United States, including the telecommunications and technology industries, through its oversight of the Federal Communications Commission.  One of the top priorities of the Committee this Congress is increasing access to broadband internet and encouraging private innovation.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Like

Sign Up for E-News

Berkeley Heights

TAPinto Berkeley Heights Directory of Advertisers

TAPinto Berkeley Heights is locally owned and operated. We are able to provide you with original, objective and always FREE local reporting of Berkeley Heights news and events thanks to our advertisers. We encourage you to patronize our advertisers and tell them you saw their ad on TAPinto Berkeley Heights:

Adams Fine Clothing, 908-665-0800

Allstate Insurance, Lori Cicali, ...

Healing the Grieving Heart: The Journey After the Death of a Loved One

September 23, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - A free of charge 8-week bereavement support group is offered by the Bereavement Ministry of the Church of the Little Flower in Berkeley Heights. Meetings will be held in the evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. on  Mondays, starting September 25th through November 13th in room 1 H of the Parish Center School Building (except session 7, which will meet Sunday, November ...

Blessing of the Animals at All Saints

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Do you have a beloved companion that just happens to be a non-human?

Many of us have friends of all shapes, sizes, and species--and they deserve our gratitude and a special blessing! Bring them to the front lawn of All Saints' Episcopal Church on Sunday, Oct. 8 at 12:00 p.m. for a great celebration. Special treats will be on hand for our ...

Concert for Change: A Musical Fundraiser for Berkeley Heights Democrat Council Candidates

Editor's Note: Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts has issued the following statement regarding the community's use of their facility: 

The Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts’ mission is to provide the highest quality performing arts education to a wide range of students in a supportive and inclusive environment, where striving for personal excellence ...

Fourth Annual Union County Day of Prayer

In the challenging time of racial and religious intolerance as displayed in Charlottesville, fevered anti-immigrant xenophobia and political discord of historic extremes there comes the balance of a nation pulling together to support the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

With this backdrop the Fourth Annual Union County "Day of Prayer and Reflection: Unifying Our Community through Prayer" ...

Kenilworth Student Approached by Stranger asking to Give Her a Ride Home, Police Say

September 17, 2017

KENILWORTH, NJ – A David Brearley High School student was approached by an unknown man who asked if she wanted a ride home while she was walking home from school this week.

According to Kenilworth police, the driver was a white male with gray hair who was between 30 and 40-years-old. The man approached the student near the Boulevard and Coolidge Drive at approximately 4:30 p.m. on ...

Last Few Days to Donate Items to VNA Rummage Sale, Scheduled For Early October

September 24, 2017

FAR HILLS, NJ - The tens of thousands of items sold at the giant Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills rummage sale each spring and fall come from donations from this area and and beyond - and the donation period to drop off quality used items will continue through this week, until Wednesday, Sept. 27.

Those donations will stock 26 "departments" of bargain merchandise for ...

Roselle Park Loves Arts Festival - Schedule of Events for Saturday

September 21, 2017

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - If you are looking for something fun to do this weekend, Roselle Park will be hosting their 3rd annual “RP Loves Arts Festival. This event is all arts, all day, and all free! The fun takes place this Saturday from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the downtown area on Chestnut Street. 

Entertainment will be from the Kean University Dance Theatre, ZCO Dance, Michael Montemurro, ...

A Call to Action on Healthcare

September 24, 2017

On July 29, 2016, one week after my 41st birthday, with no warning, I experienced a Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection. SCAD is an uncommon heart condition that causes arteries in the heart to tear, leading to a blockage of the artery, and, in my case, a heart attack.  I HAVE NO KNOWN RISK FACTORS FOR HEART DISEASE.  

I am a mother of two young children.  I am basically ...

Dear Susan: Beauty Tips from a Beauty Expert

SUSAN BARBAGLIA, owner of Skin Deep Salon and Spa in New Providence, offers a wealth of knowledge and expertise as a leader in the beauty industry. With over thirty years experience in skin care, Susan can answer your most challenging beauty questions. Email your questions to advice@skindeepsalonspa.com.

 

__________

Dear Susan: I am interested in ...

How to be a Doctor in Seven Years

Who wouldn’t be completely at ease with a 25-year-old performing their open-heart surgery? Joking aside, many students and parents are attracted to accelerated undergraduate/graduate degree programs.  While some of the most common exist in the realms of medicine, engineering, and business, more and more are cropping up in fields like physical therapy, teaching, counseling, and ...

'Be the Change You Wish to See in the World'

September 20, 2017

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” These words by Mahatma Gandhi ring so true for us.

We are running for Berkeley Heights Township Council not as Democrats or Republicans, but as representatives of the people who make this town so great, and who would like to see in the Council a true reflection of the people who call Berkeley Heights home.

We live in a ...

Mandelblatt Calls on Rep. Lance to 'Come Clean' on GOP Tax Cut

Lisa Mandelblatt, a Democratic candidate for Congress in the 7th District, today called on U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance to come clean on whether he supports a Republican tax plan that would harm New Jersey taxpayers. 

The American Action Network has launched television ads encouraging voters to call Lance and tell him to “keep fighting for tax reforms.”

The ad is really part of ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_27ffa21d2f7b2b5adcdd_2deab8b3acea97fddccf_photo_20100609_ymca_18_0041_hr

Mon, September 25

Berkeley Heights

Art from Around the World

Arts & Entertainment Education

Carousel_image_27ffa21d2f7b2b5adcdd_2deab8b3acea97fddccf_photo_20100609_ymca_18_0041_hr

Mon, September 25

Berkeley Heights

Art from Around the World

Arts & Entertainment Education

Mon, September 25, 7:00 AM

Berkeley Heights YMCA, Berkeley Heights

Speak 4 Silent Voices Collection Drive

Giving Back

Mon, September 25, 7:00 AM

Berkeley Heights YMCA, Berkeley Heights

Speak 4 Silent Voices Collection Drive

Giving Back

Mon, September 25, 6:00 PM

The Oakes Center, Summit

Auditions for Little Mermaid, JR.

Arts & Entertainment

Carousel_image_da71d48eb9374adcf8d0_bereavement

Mon, September 25, 7:00 PM

Church of the Little Flower, Berkeley Heights

Healing the Grieving Heart: The Journey After the ...

Religions And Spirituality