FCC looks to boost 5G networks

A neon sign at a conference reads "On The Road To 5G"
The industry has promised an ultra-fast fifth generation of wireless technology. Photo: Manuel Blondeau/AOP Press/Corbis via Getty Images

The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday moved forward with a set of measures aimed at helping carriers expand super-fast fifth generation (5G) wireless networks.

Why it matters: The agency is trying to meet demand for wireless spectrum for 5G networks, driven by industry players with significant influence in Washington.