March 9, 2020
News Release

PNNL, Verizon bring 5G to National Laboratory

PNNL will explore how 5G impacts national security and energy efficiency

Verizon and PNNL 5G lab

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will be the U.S. Department of Energy’s first national laboratory with Verizon 5G ultra wideband wireless technology.

Verizon recently announced a partnership that will make Pacific Northwest National Laboratory the U.S. Department of Energy’s first national laboratory with Verizon 5G ultra wideband wireless technology.

This collaboration will allow PNNL researchers to explore how 5G can transform diverse mission areas, including cybersecurity, the protection of grid infrastructure, and the science behind autonomous systems. With the network on site, researchers will be able to test how the faster speed and increased bandwidth can be used to enhance machine learning, artificial intelligence, and public safety. This testing may enable wide-ranging applications, which can benefit everything from chemistry and Earth sciences to the needs of first responders.

To read more about the partnership between Verizon and PNNL, please read the official press release.