by Christopher Koopman, Executive Director; Michael Melendez
Posted October 29, 2019 In Scholar Commentary

Let’s make Utah the ‘Sandbox State’

The Federal Communication Commission recently announced that Salt Lake City would join New York City as the only two 5G innovation zones nationwide. The goal is to create “city-scale testbeds for advanced wireless communications and network research, including 5G networks.”

This places the Wasatch Front at the cutting edge of digital innovation in the United States and is just the latest example of Utah embracing technology. From drones to fintech to legal services, Utah is now full of “regulatory sandboxes” where innovators can safely test their ideas and experiment for a limited time with relaxed regulatory requirements…

Read the full op-ed as it was published by The Salt Lake Tribune.

CGO scholars and fellows frequently comment on a variety of topics for the popular press. The views expressed therein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Center for Growth and Opportunity or the views of Utah State University.