For decades, the United States has been at the forefront of technological innovation. It may be easy to take for granted, but the American record of accomplishment is unparalleled – from inventing the lightbulb, to walking on the moon, and even being the first to deliver 4G wireless. Throughout the years, Americans have come to expect their country to occupy this role in global leadership.

However, we live in a competitive world in which other nations are always challenging American leadership. In fact, a recent study shows the United States trailing China and South Korea in efforts to launch the next generation of wireless, appropriately known as 5G.

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