By B.N. Frank
Exclusive Interview with Telecom Whistleblower, Bruce Kushnick
If you’ve paid a phone bill any time in the last thirty years, you may have noticed a lot of little fees on your bill for things you probably didn’t understand. Access fees, line maintenance charges, surcharges, and more. But who got that money? And what were they supposed to do with it?
To find out, Americans for Responsible Technology founders, Patti and Doug Wood, spoke with former telecom industry analyst turned consumer watchdog, Bruce Kushnick, about how state regulators allowed phone companies to charge these extra fees in return for a promise to connect everyone in their service area to high-speed broadband via fiber-optic cable.
But the telecoms never built the fiber-optic network. Instead, they used “creative” accounting to divert the money into their wireless networks, which were much more profitable. Meanwhile, the digital divide, the rural divide, and the homework divide all got worse, preventing millions of Americans from accessing broadband services.
Now these same telecom companies are still asking Congress for billions more in taxpayer dollars to connect everyone to wireless networks, which are inherently less secure, less reliable, more expensive, and come with significant documented health risks. (And since the telecoms have to run fiber-optic cables to support wireless antennas anyway, it’s not likely that their wireless agenda will address the digital divide issues they’ve promised to fix for decades.)
Please listen to the fascinating podcast about the “big telecom swindle” and then contact your congressional representatives with a simple message: Do not give any more money to telecom companies to build out their wireless networks. Instead, demand that they build the national fiber-optic network they promised us and that we’ve already paid for.
5G Crisis also provides a sample script for contacting federal representatives.
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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is supposed to protect Americans by regulating the telecom industry. They were labelled a “Captured Agency” years ago and they have become much more dangerous since Trump was elected (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8). Lawsuits have been filed against them for the “Race to 5G” (see 1, 2, 3) AND also NOT protecting Americans from unsafe levels of radiation (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,)!
For many years, American Academy of Pediatrics and other health experts have warned that children are more vulnerable to all sources of wireless radiation. Despite these warnings – there is still no “safe” level of exposure that has been scientifically determined for kids or pregnant women.
The telecom industry has still provided NO scientific evidence that 5G is safe. Cities, countries, and organizations have banned it, filed lawsuits and issued moratoriums against it (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9). Since 2018 people and animals have been getting sick where it’s been turned on (see 1, 2, 3, 4). Few people have even signed up for it where it’s been installed.
5G warnings and opposition have been issued by other respected sources because of serious problems in addition to biological and environmental risks (see 1, 2, 3, 4). Unfortunately, the FCC is using the pandemic as an excuse to speed up deployment (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5). This includes the launching of tens of thousands of satellites with millions of antennas to blast it at us from space (see 1, 2). Municipal leaders who haven’t taken action against 5G already can pass emergency ordinances to stop installation during the quarantine.
Activist Post reports regularly about 5G and other sources of unsafe technology. For more information visit our archives.
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