FCC Blows Off Warnings AGAIN from Meteorologists, NASA, NOAA and Navy About 5G Interfering with Weather Forecasting

By B.N. Frank

Activist Post reported about this last month too.  Many media sources did and continue to do so.  The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) blows off everybody’s concerns about 5G– even security experts who say

5G is not just for refrigerators,” Spalding said. “It’s farm implements, it’s airplanes, it’s all kinds of different things that can actually kill people or that allow someone to reach into the network and direct those things to do what they want them to do. It’s a completely different threat that we’ve never experienced before.

Killing people is not what the FCC is supposed to do. They are not a health, environmental, or weather-forecasting agency.  However, they are supposed to protect the public by regulating the Telecom Industry.

Now back to the FCC blowing off meteorologists, NASA, NOAA and Navy:

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission defended the use of spectrum for 5G wireless services while a key senator called for a hearing on potential interference such services could have with space-based weather observations.

At a hearing of the Senate Commerce Committee June 12, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai dismissed claims that 5G services operating at the 24 gigahertz band could interfere with weather observations and thus degrade the accuracy of forecasts, saying studies that made those claims were flawed.

“Over the last two and a half years we have patiently waited for a validated study to suggest that our proposed limit is inappropriate. We’ve never gotten such a validated study,” he said on one of several occasions during the two-and-a-half-hour hearing when the subject came up.

He said the commission did receive a study that made such claims. Once the FCC’s staff obtained the source code for the modeling that estimated the potential interference, “the assumptions that clearly underlaid were so flawed as to make the study, in our view at least, meaningless.”

Pai’s comments were the latest salvo that has pitted the FCC against the Department of Commerce and NASA regarding use of the 24 gigahertz band for 5G services. Commerce, which is the parent department of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and NASA have argued that allowing use of that band for 5G services could create interference with satellite observations of water vapor used in weather forecasting.

Asked about potential interference at the hearing by Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), former chairman of the committee, Pai referred to “one of our federal partners” who offered that study but only in the last month provided the source code. “In our view, the assumptions that undergird that study are fundamentally flawed,” he said. That included not taking into account that 5G services will use beam-forming technologies rather than wider broadcasts to limit potential interference.

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“We believe, ultimately, that we can have the best of both worlds. We can allocate the 24 gigahertz band for 5G and we can protect those very important passive weather sensors and other functionalities that other agencies and other parts of the government work on,” he said.

Best of both worlds?  The Telecom Industry won’t even say that 5G is biologically or environmentally safe.

Now back to the weather…

Earlier in the hearing, Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), ranking member of the committee, brought up the interference issue. “Peer-reviewed science research has concluded that, without key vapor data that could vanish due to actions on where spectrum has been allocated, this could impact our weather forecasting,” she said in her opening remarks.

Cantwell also discussed the potential 24 gigahertz interference issue during a May 14 hearing of the committee’s space subcommittee, asking NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and Kevin O’Connell, director of the Office of Space Commerce, about interference. Bridenstine and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross had previously warned about interference in a letter to the FCC in February.

Maybe certain FCC employees are willing to die to win the “Race for 5G” but an increasing number of Americans are not.

Activist Post regularly reports about 5G issues, warnings, and opposition as well as FCC lunacy (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7). Please see our archives.

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