Mobile App Innovators to Discuss the Future of 5G with FCC Commissioner Carr in Upcoming Virtual Event

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What does the future of 5G hold, and when will it arrive? ACT | The App Association aims to find out through a special virtual seminar with FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr. Alongside panel speakers Marc Fischer of Dogtown Media, Andrew Savitz of Canned Spinach, and Vishal Singh of Quantified Ag, Carr will discuss how the new 5G Upgrade Order will bring this technology of tomorrow to us today.

Wireless networks have transformed how we interact with the world around us. But what does the future of this technology hold? And what innovations can we expect to see from the fifth-generation mobile infrastructure known as “5G?” ACT | The App Association aims to find out through a special public webinar with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) this Thursday, May 28th, at 1 PM ET.

"A Conversation with FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr on Commission Priorities for 5G and the New 5G Upgrade Order" aims to elucidate the FCC’s views regarding 5G.

Today, the mobile app economy is valued at $1.7 trillion and currently employs nearly 6 million Americans across every state in the nation. The COVID-19 public health crisis has shined a light on just how valuable this economy is; mobile capabilities have provided tremendous benefit during these times of need. Remote patient monitoring, telemedicine, remote work, and distance learning have all surged in popularity in recent months as the pandemic shut down other crucial facets of society.

As America’s regulator of airwave resources, the FCC is committed to advancing 5G and enabling further innovation with mobile technology. Commissioner Brendan Carr will be representing the FCC during the virtual seminar.

Carr has championed numerous FCC policy changes to facilitate the rapid development of 5G networks. Most recently, he announced a new 5G Upgrade Order. Intended for a June vote, this multi-year effort by Congress and the FCC would streamline equipment upgrades for existing cellular towers. It will certainly be a central talking point of the event.

“A Conversation with FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr on Commission Priorities for 5G and the New 5G Upgrade Order” is being held by ACT | The App Association, a Washington, D.C.-based public policy organization representing more than 5,000 tech companies leading the app economy. ACT strives to drive intelligent innovation and regulation in mobile technology by connecting its top leaders with preeminent policymakers.

The webinar will begin with a conversation between ACT President Morgan Reed and Carr, followed by a live panel discussion delving into the 5G Upgrade Order and innovative use cases that the new wireless connectivity will enable.

Carr will be participating in this panel discussion alongside Marc Fischer of Dogtown Media, Andrew Savitz of Canned Spinach, and Vishal Singh of Quantified Ag.

Fischer is CEO and Co-Founder of Dogtown Media, a Venice Beach-based mobile technology studio that leverages disruptive design strategies and dynamic development to deliver industry-leading apps. To date, Dogtown Media has created over 200 mobile apps in industries including Healthcare app development, IoT, and Artificial Intelligence. The firm recently returned to the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Companies in America for the 3rd year in a row.

Savitz is Partner of Canned Spinach, a design and development firm that specializes in user experience and user interface design. From music to real estate, Canned Spinach focuses on transforming ideas into meaningful brands, products, and experiences in a variety of industries.

Singh is CEO and Co-Founder of Quantified Ag, a precision livestock analytics company. Quantified Ag makes the beef supply better by providing feedlot workers with the tools to identify sick animals sooner and more accurately.

With an all-star panel line-up and a number of hot topics to talk about, “A Conversation with FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr on Commission Priorities for 5G and the New 5G Upgrade Order” is an event that any aspiring mobile app innovator or entrepreneur cannot afford to miss. For more information about the event, visit here.

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