About Us

Fair 5G is a resource for communities seeking a robust deployment of next generation wireless networks that supports digital equity, workers’ rights and community benefits. As wireless carriers seek expedited access to public rights-of-way and cities face challenges to their authority over wireless permitting, we are in a critical period to assert a community-centered vision that makes our cities both “smart” and fair.

Fair 5G is a project of the Communications Workers of America (CWA). CWA represents 700,000 workers in the U.S. and Canada in telecommunications, customer service, media, airlines, public service, and manufacturing.

CWA members are highly-trained, career technicians and service representatives who build and service our telecommunications networks. They are also consumers who rely on quality Internet service, and citizens who demand sensible and equitable telecommunications policy in alliance with other stakeholders. CWA envisions a universal broadband future where no one is left behind, with robust investment in a next-generation network that creates good jobs and connects all people.