CHARLOTTE, N.C. — As the biggest consumer show is happening right now on the other side of the country, Charlotte is working to become the city of the future.
5G services already rolling in the Queen City. City leaders tell NBC Charlotte more 5G services are on track for the RNC. Uptown should be ready to go, and potentially parts of SouthPark and Ballantyne.
"Technology is moving forward. It does not matter whether or not we like it," said Weichao Wang, an associate professor at UNC Charlotte.
With an average of 11 connected devices per US household, and the ability to download a two hour movie in about 4 seconds. It's the evolution of a faster wireless service. But 5G is about more than just downloading videos quicker. Some experts say there can be security concerns.
But just a few months ago, Verizon launching 5G at Bank of America Stadium. The city working with corporate giants like Verizon and AT&T to make it all possible.
Once launched, 5G service is expected to bring faster data speeds to cell phones, cars, and other Internet connection devices.
In order to receive 5G service, customers will need 5G compatible devices.