You Can Put all the Content at the Edge You Want, But It Won’t Matter Without Connectivity | EdgeMicro’s Mike Hagan Talks the Rollout of 5G at CAPRE’s Mid-Atlantic Data Center summit

LEESBURG, VA – 5G is on everyone’s mind in the tech space. Whether you’re a data center investor, network operator, fiber manufacturer, it’s on your radar. But from there, the paths diverge. And that’s what the panel “5G Industry Rollout and Edge Infrastructure Investment: What is the Impact Year to Date?” at CAPRE’s Seventh Annual Mid-Atlantic Data Center sought to address – what will the journey to 5G look like, and how are different stakeholders in our industry going to be a part of it? Moderator Andrew Gold, Principal, Datacenters Unlimited Management Partners LLC kicked off the panel discussion by setting the tone. “5G is going to make it possible to do a lot of things. It will create a lot of value, have a lot less latency, it will mean great bandwidth and enhanced access to broadband, but we don’t know when it’s going to happen, or where it’s going to happen,” he remarked. “In fact, [when and where it happens is] not up to any of us in this room,” he continued. “But we’re making decisions today to grow our business and put ourselves in a position to take advantage of 5G when it happens.” Hagan then looked to panelist Mike Hagan, CEO & Co-Founder of EdgeMicro for the first question of the session. “So Mike, how much energy do you put into making a plan for 5G?” “A lot,” replied Hagan flatly, before digging in a bit…