The ‘Wet Blanket’ Of 5G Wireless and Climate Change

— During Senate Commerce's Friday field hearing in South Dakota on 5G wireless technology, Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken raised what he called "the wet blanket" of the coming wide-scale deployment: "I feel we also need to address ... what health impacts micro millimeter waves have because it's so new," TenHaken told Senate Commerce Chairman … Continue reading The ‘Wet Blanket’ Of 5G Wireless and Climate Change

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CTIA: The State of Wireless 2018.

Building wireless networks for tomorrow’s 5G services. To further extend coverage and prepare for 5G, a record 323,448 cell sites were in operation at the end of 2017—a 52 percent growth over the last decade. Analysts project that wireless carriers will need to deploy roughly 800,000 modern wireless antennas – small cells – in the … Continue reading CTIA: The State of Wireless 2018.

5G Is Not Going To Microwave Your Brain

With the transition to a new networking technology, some familiar scare stories are reemerging. You might even have seen a few in the comments here. “5G will give you cancer,” “mmWave technology leads to brain tumors,” and “smartphones are microwaving our bodies,” or so the stories go. It’s all hogwash. Details HERE. This chart tells … Continue reading 5G Is Not Going To Microwave Your Brain

5G Still Needs to Prove its Worth — GlobalData Report Released

The ‘race to 5G’ has moved beyond the telecoms industry and become a priority for governments around the world, but it remains unclear whether the end result will ultimately be worth the effort, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. The company’s latest report, ‘5G - Thematic Research’, states that the hype around … Continue reading 5G Still Needs to Prove its Worth — GlobalData Report Released

Cell Tower Rats

There is growing opposition to cell phones towers as telcos start asking permission to install more 4G towers and 5G small cell tower on about every city block. Here are some examples: Sebastopol Palo Alto Santa Rosa Danville The opposition often cites studies showing evident carcinogenicity from cell phone radiation, so we should be concerned. … Continue reading Cell Tower Rats

“5G” Wireless Is the New Fiber Optic, Bait-and-Switch Scandal

Bruce Kushnick, a Telecom Analyst and New Networks Institute,Executive Director, & Founding Member has a long and rambling discussion of telco bait and switch on Medium, the last third of his article and link to full article is below.  This does not bode well for rural broadband, just a higher tech digital divide. Cities, towns … Continue reading “5G” Wireless Is the New Fiber Optic, Bait-and-Switch Scandal

Verizon Says No Way On San Jose Model

— Verizon bristled at the notion that other cities should try to ape its deal with San Jose, Calif., to contribute to a digital inclusion fund in exchange for streamlined access to install small cells. FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel highlighted San Jose's agreements with Verizon, AT&T and Mobilitie on Wednesday, but Verizon's Will Johnson wrote … Continue reading Verizon Says No Way On San Jose Model