Trenton, N.J. – The City of Trenton announced today that it will consider proposals to deploy 5G small cell networks throughout the city, giving it a state-of-the-art internet infrastructure that will not only benefit Trenton residents, students, and small businesses, but also attract additional commercial opportunities as well.
The fifth generation of mobile wireless communications (5G) offers faster data transfers, greater stability, and the ability to connect more mobile devices at once, which would provide an immediate benefit to Trenton local businesses and attract major commercial opportunities to the capital city. In addition, Trenton students, who begin an all-online semester in the fall due to outstanding COVID-19 concerns, would also benefit from a greatly improved internet infrastructure.
Both AT&T and Verizon have offered 5G plans for Trenton. Not only will these companies pay the city for each 5G small cell device they install, they will also work with Trenton historians to ensure that important landmarks and historical properties are not disrupted by installations. In addition, the administration will ask these companies to work with area schools and colleges to make sure 5G related jobs and training are available to Trenton residents and students.
AT&T and Verizon will make their presentations at the Sept. 1, 2020 Trenton City Council meeting.