Everything we do here at TechLatino relates to our key mission to ensure that Latino communities have a seat at the table for present and future generations to come. Because Latinos are outsized users of wireless services compared to other technologies and communities, developments in this technology are of critical importance to us.
It is for this reason that we have championed reforms with the goal of making it easier for providers to enhance wireless networks that our community relies on, from infrastructure to airwaves. It should therefore come as no surprise that America’s first Latina U.S. Senator, Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), continues to prioritize wireless innovation, which benefits the community she hails from.
Our quickly growing population is fundamentally tied to the expansion of wireless technologies. The United States led the world in 4G wireless. U.S. leadership in 4G brought with it economic and job growth for its people. Given our outsized use of mobile services, this 4G win was a win for Latinos as well. Now with a new report recently released by Boston Consulting Group, it appears that we are headed toward more wins in the 5G economy.
5G, the next generation of wireless, is the new frontier. 5G is slated to offer higher speeds, reduce latency, and expand real-world applications for our community’s favored technology. Latinos are the fastest-growing population in the United States, and wireless enhancements offer expanded job opportunities and access to broadband internet across multiple connected devices.
Next-generation networks bring with them new opportunities and job creation as they are rolled out. The new data shows that the creation of a 5G economy could bring with it 4.5 million new jobs and an added $1.5 trillion to our country’s economy. The United States is our home and we are invested in its success. U.S. Latinos are active participants in our country and our population growth means that our needs will only increase. 5G will mean even more opportunities for our growing community.
The simple math here is that a growing population reliant on wireless, like Latinos, means that more devices will need to be supported on the networks. TechLatino’s mission is to empower Latino communities, which means that we fully support efforts to build back better with a strong 5G economy for us all.
About TechLatino: The National Association of Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology.
Through its network of 15 affiliated community-based councils, association and partnerships with non-profit organizations, TechLatino/LISTA advocates on behalf of the millions of Latinos in 50 states and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, South America and Spain.
To achieve its mission, to educate, motivate and empower, TechLatino/LISTA conducts workshops and seminars, national business series, research, policy analysis, and technology awareness programs in order to provide a Latino perspective in many key areas in technology — development of the 21st century workforce, coding, health information technology, STEAM education, employment/economic status, business development cell and broadband.
In addition, it provides workshops and training to technology professionals and students in health it, big data and other technology opportunities for individuals small businesses and families. Helping Close the digital divide and giving opportunity to all.