By B.N. Frank
What’s in a name?
According to Dictionary.com, “providence” means
( often initial capital letter ) the foreseeing care and guidance of God or nature over the creatures of the earth.
( initial capital letter ) God, especially when conceived as omnisciently directing the universe and the affairs of humankind with wise benevolence.
a manifestation of divine care or direction.
provident or prudent management of resources; prudence.
foresight; provident care.
Regardless, Providence, Rhode Island elected officials are going ahead and installing 5G technology throughout the community despite the fact that there’s nothing provident, prudent, or godly about 5G. Since 2017, 200+ scientists and doctors have signed a petition demanding a moratorium on 5G technology installation due to biological and environmental risks. Research has already proven it’s harmful. The Telecom Industry won’t even say it’s safe.
None of that apparently matters. Providence is getting 5G.
From Eco RI News
Despite a lack of oversight and concerns about possible health risks, the city is moving forward with a 5G wireless communication network.
On March 25, city officials announced the first phase of the rollout of a 5th Generation (5G), small-cell microwave communication network. The system promises to provide faster Internet service and offer expanded capacity for networks that assist driverless vehicles, wireless electricity meters, and other so-called “smart devices.”
Similar 5G network proposals are facing community opposition around the country over possible health effects. Opponents point to the close-range antennas and equipment boxes that increase human exposure to mid-range radio waves than existing cell networks.
To operate effectively, 5G systems need to be spaced about 200 feet apart. They are often affixed to utility poles and streetlights close to homes and schools.
Meanwhile, 5G equipment is showing up along Rhode Island roads. But getting information on how they got there and plans about the technology’s deployment in Rhode Island has been difficult. Verizon, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, the governor’s office, the city of Providence, and the University of Rhode Island have stonewalled questions on the issue. Gov. Gina Raimondo was a booster of a 5G rollout and promoted legislation that preempts cities and towns from regulating the installation of such systems.
In response to questions about health risks, the city said it’s asking potential bidders to consider the health and wellness of Providence residents
Discussion about the buildup of wireless devices is expected to take place during an April 9 workshop hosted by the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission and its Power Sector Transformation Group.
5G has already been installed elsewhere, though, and there have been serious consequences. Last year a court case was won in England but only after 5G had been installed in street lamps, residents became sick, and some women delivered stillborn babies. Also last year, 5G was installed in New York City and residents became sick and so did their pets.
Risks from wireless exposure aren’t only from 5G. Telecom companies have been warning shareholders for many years that eventually they may be held LIABLE for deceptive practices and harm from their devices and infrastructure. There is also still no “safe” level of exposure to any source of cell phone or wireless radiation that has been scientifically determined for children or pregnant women.
5G is being installed throughout the U.S. and around the world – sometimes without residents being made aware of it before it’s installed.
For more information, visit the following websites:
- Wireless Information Network
- 5G Information
- Center For Electrosmog Prevention
- Environmental Health Trust
- In Power Movement
- Physicians for Safe Technology
- Scientists for Wired Tech
- We Are The Evidence
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