CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte leaders are making an historic push that would make the Queen City the world's first fully functioning 5G network city.
If you're unfamiliar, 5G is the fifth generation of wireless technology. According to Verizon Wireless, 5G will give us self-driving cars, smart cities with improved traffic flow and incredibly fast internet.
You can also say goodbye to buffering videos and bad connections when you want to use FaceTime or video streams.
Charlotte City Councilman Tariq Bokhari is an influential leader in the financial technology industry. As the Executive Director of the Carolina Fintech Hub, he hopes Charlotte can become the first major city in the world with 5G capabilities.
"I've been on a mission over the last, almost year, to find out how we can make Charlotte the first city in the world to be fully operational under the new 5G technology and infrastructure," Bokhari said.