Connecting New Hampshire to 5G is More Important Than Ever

Reliable, high-speed internet connectivity is a necessity in today’s hyper-connected world where New Hampshire residents, on average, say they have nearly seven wireless-connected devices in their homes.

The Majority of Granite State Voters Agree

Now more than ever before, Granite Staters recognize the important role wireless connectivity plays in their daily lives, and they are ready for 5G. Streamlining the process for infrastructure deployment – particularly small cells that help densify networks for better LTE and next-generation connectivity – will help deliver 5G to residents, businesses and communities across the state.

New Hampshire Voters Want 5G

78% of voters support mobile wireless upgrades in their community mentioning factors like increased accessibility, connectivity, and speed.

7 in 10 New Hampshire voters support installation of small cell antennas, essential infrastructure needed for 5G.

More than 1/2 of New Hampshire voters say having 5G access is important.

9 in 10 New Hampshire voters believe industries, including technology, education, healthcare, financial services and manufacturing, will
benefit from 5G.

82% of New Hampshire voters believe 5G will benefit Granite State manufacturing.

Spotlight: 5G & Manufacturing

5G will usher in a new wave of connected solutions that will strengthen the manufacturing sector. Over a 5G network, a manufacturing facility will be able to connect every machine, device and moving part and relay that data in real time to drive greater flexibility and efficiency in production lines and help employees make more informed decisions on the job.

A perfect example of 5G-enabled technology that is being used in U.S. smart factories today to enhance manufacturing is augmented reality (AR). The higher throughput and low latency of 5G allows a company to use augmented reality as a way to relay real-time information or overlay technical guidelines on a machine or product that is being worked on. Using AR, factory workers are able to collaborate with colleagues in other manufacturing locations and tap into offsite expertise to more easily solve problems, save time and cut costs.

82% of New Hampshire voters believe 5G will benefit Granite State manufacturing.

New Hampshire Voters Say 5G Will Benefit Granite State Industries





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Staying Connected During COVID-19

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, wireless quickly became an essential solution for many families, businesses and schools when they needed connectivity most to keep in touch with loved ones, work from home and learn remotely.

89% of New Hampshire voters say access to reliable, high speed connectivity during the pandemic is very important.

62% of New Hampshire households used a wireless network or mobile device to work from home during the pandemic.

More than 1/2 of New Hampshire households used wireless connectivity to learn from home or attend classes remotely.

About 5G for 603

As more devices connect to wireless networks and future innovations in telehealth, smart factories, and distance learning need split-second, reliable connections, it is important that New Hampshire not be left behind when it comes to accessing next-generation wireless connectivity – or 5G. Policies must keep the door open for wireless investment in New Hampshire’s communities to deploy and upgrade infrastructure for 5G, deliver strong network performance and reliability, and create jobs and economic growth.

The Harris Poll conducted the survey online on behalf of CTIA, within the state of New Hampshire from November 10-21, 2020, among n=1000 US residents 18+ who are registered to vote and live in New Hampshire. Figures for age by sex, education, income, race/ethnicity, household size, marital status, and region were weighted where necessary to bring them into line with their actual proportions in the population.