By B.N. Frank
The wireless industry is in a race to roll out 5G service. The network is supposed to be up to 100 times faster than current data speeds, but it requires cellphone tower equipment to be closer to users than before.
Wireless companies in the U.S. say they’ll have to install about 300,000 new antennas – roughly equal to the total number of cell towers built over the past three decades. That’s causing outrage and alarm in some neighborhoods, as antennas go up around homes.
Countless doctors, environmental organizations, scientists, concerned citizens, and some elected officials have been fighting the installation of small cell towers in their communities because of health concerns and more.
Various other media outlets have also been reporting about this including The Nation, Democracy Now, NPR, Newsweek, and Dr. Oz. The Telecom Industry is being referred to as “Big Wireless” and compared to “Big Tobacco.”
Many U.S. broadcast news stations have also been reporting concerns about radiation exposure from these towers and other sources of new technology as well.
The former FCC chairman (appointed by President Obama) started working again for the Telecom Industry immediately after leaving The FCC. Current FCC Chairman, Ajit Pai has referred to American efforts to stop tower installation in their communities as “NIMBYism run amok” (Not in My Back Yard). Last week FCC Commissioner, Michael O’Rielly, referred to those who are fighting as “bad actors” and stated the FCC is done with “being nice.”
Tech and security experts have labelled “The Race for 5G” as a “bail-out” of the Telecom Industry.
Forcing American communities to accept these small cell towers when they don’t want them goes against everything this country stands for – and what President Trump promised. For those who want to use 5G, Samsung will be selling 5G home routers very soon so we don’t need no stinking small cell towers.
For more information, contact the following organizations:
- Center For Safer Wireless
- Center For Electrosmog Prevention
- Citizens for Safe Technology
- Clear Light Ventures
- Dr. Sam Milham
- Environmental Health Trust
- Generation Zapped
- In Power Movement
- National Association for Children and Safe Technology
- Parents for Safe Technology
- Scientists for Wired Tech
- We Are The Evidence