The idea of an unprecedented move will be sure to get pushback.
The Trump administration is considering taking over parts of the nation's mobile broadband networks. The news website Axios reports a National Security Council official has put together a case for the federal government centralizing the country's 5G network by early 2021. The aim is to protect the network against economic and cybersecurity threats by China.
The idea is floating around the lower levels of government right now and won’t even reach Trumps ears for nearly eight months.
The proposal is highly controversial and unprecedented. The digital industry has traditionally been privately owned and controlled. Verizon and AT&T both have plans to roll out 5G coverage in the U.S. this year.