March 9, 2020
For Immediate Release
Readout of Senior U.S. Official Visit to Ottawa on Telecommunications and 5G
OTTAWA – Assistant to the President and Special Representative for International Telecommunications Policy Rob Blair visited Ottawa on March 9, 2020 to discuss telecommunications policy and 5G technology with senior Canadian government officials.
Special Representative Blair met with senior officials from Canadian departments and agencies, such as Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness; National Defense; Innovation, Science, and Industry; the Communications Security Establishment; and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service. He also met with leaders from Canadian opposition parties. In his meetings, Mr. Blair discussed the importance of a secure and reliable next-generation telecommunications infrastructure that will support and sustain economic prosperity, data privacy, interoperable energy infrastructure, and the defense partnership between the United States and Canada.