This weekend news broke that the Trump administration was considering nationalizing 5k networks in the US. The thought process behind it is that the government could build a more secure network to fight against cyber terrorism.
While the sentiment makes sense on some levels without getting all into the politics of things, it seemed out of the American character for the government to take such an approach to broadband communications. According to CNN as of right now the chairman of the FCC agrees. Ajit Pai said “the market, not government, is best positioned to drive innovation and investment.” and that “Any federal effort to construct a nationalized 5G network would be a costly and counterproductive distraction from the policies we need to help the United States win the 5G future.”