RALEIGH – The Triangle area’s various efforts to develop further as a hub for wireless communications – such as drones and 5G – received a big boost Wednesday from the Federal Communications Commission which designated Raleigh along with Boston as “Innovation Zones.”

“These Innovation Zones will support cutting-edge research and development that is crucial for advancing our wireless leadership,” said FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel.  “Moreover, by bringing together operators, vendors, vertical interests, and other government agencies, we are helping to spur a market for more secure and open 5G technologies.   I am grateful to city and research facility leaders, and our partners at the National Science Foundation, for working with us to deliver these opportunities.”

Read more about the FCC’s recognition of Raleigh and how RIoT plays a role on WRAL TechWire.