CAPRE Exclusive: US-China Trade War Has Caused 5G Rollout Over $1 Billion USD in Losses

 DENVER, CO – CAPRE’s Construction, Design, Engineering Evolution and the Optimization of Hyperscale, Colocation & Enterprise Data Centers Summit dove deep into many of the topics pushing the tempo in the Mountain West data center industry, and CAPRE invited Matt Wendel, Director of Public Affairs and Communications for Colorado Technology Association, which recently celebrated its 25th anniversary, to conclude the day with a 45-minute keynote address about what his organization does and why it matters for the state of Colorado’s data center industry. Wendell’s afternoon Keynote Address, The Technology Economy from a Public Policy Perspective: What are the Effects of Trade War and the Anticipated 5G Rollout on Colorado-Regional Jobs and Infrastructure? took a broad look at how public policy impacts technology in the Mountain State, but then zoomed into how recent policy developments, such as the Trade War, are having real impacts on the industry’s trajectory. “Why care about public policy when it comes to technology?” asked Wendell to the gathering of data center insiders. “Public policy establishes the rules within which the technology industry can operate. A couple of examples of that are taxes and incentives. No matter where you’re located, you’re paying taxes. It depends on your municipalities, your state, whatever you’re in. Your tax rate is set through public policy. It’s set by lawmakers, public officials. There’s a direct line running through public policy that affects how technologies can operate and if and how you…