The Lawfare Podcast: Tom Wheeler and Nicol Turner Lee on 5G Deployment and Digital Competition with China

By Jen Patja Howell
Friday, May 1, 2020, 2:30 PM

Margaret Taylor spoke with Brookings scholars Tom Wheeler and Nicol Turner Lee to discuss their new papers published as part of a two-year-long Brookings project called Global China: Assessing China’s Growing Role in the World. You can read Tom's and Nicol's papers on the Brookings website. They talked about where the United States and China stand in the so-called “race” to deploy 5G networks, and the need for a coherent U.S. national strategy going forward. They talked about spurring American competition by liberating the crucial asset of the next wave of the digital economy—consumer-generated data—and they talked about the prospects for effective regulation and protection of individual privacy.