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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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

Thune Eyes Packaging Broadband Deployment Bills

— Senate Commerce Chairman John Thune (R-S.D.) left Wednesday's 5G wireless hearing eyeing ways to combine his STREAMLINE Small Cell Deployment Act, S. 3157 (115) , with "several bills that have been filed" also dealing with "faster deployment of broadband services," he told reporters. He says to expect another hearing on these and noted his … Continue reading Thune Eyes Packaging Broadband Deployment Bills

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 Small Cell Tower Opposition Growing

Small Cell Towers nixed in 7-hour Monterey Planning Commission meeting In a 7-hour marathon Planning Commission meeting Thursday evening, commissioners overruled staff and voted 7-0 to deny telecom giant Verizon’s application for a small cell tower in the Monte Vista neighborhood of Monterey. The meeting, held in City Council chambers, lasted from 6 pm Thursday … Continue reading 5G Small Cell Tower Opposition Growing

CTIA 5G Interactive Promotion – Ignores Rural Challenges

The Race to 5G While the presentation makes the case for economic development, transportation, healthcare, education and smart cities, it does not address the issues facing rural communities. The three challenge presented are: Freeing Up More Spectrum Spectrum is the critical input for wireless service, and we need a pipeline of low-, mid-, and high-band … Continue reading CTIA 5G Interactive Promotion – Ignores Rural Challenges

5G Update – Cities Not Happy With Model

CITIES 'DISAPPOINTED' IN SENATE 5G BILL— Despite negotiations extending more than half a year, the National League of Cities still doesn't support the STREAMLINE Small Cell Deployment Act, S. 3157. The bill, which would set up a shot clock for states and localities to approve or deny requests to install small-cell wireless equipment, was unveiled … Continue reading 5G Update – Cities Not Happy With Model