By B.N. Frank
American opposition to 5G deployment continues to increase due to concerns about reduced property value (see 1, 2, 3), public safety (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6), health (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8), cybersecurity and environmental risks. 5G base stations use 2-3X more energy than 4G (see 1, 2, 3, 4). They are also at a greater risk overheating.
Some have referred to 5G deployment as a form of “environmental racism”. The National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) recently published a report recommending that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) give installation authority back to municipal governments. Senators are also asking (again) that the FCC allow municipal input on installation.
Even if the FCC did decide to give authority back to municipal governments, the U.S. Military wants 5G despite all the warnings and opposition which coincidentally have been left out of an article published by NextGov:
Why the Military Is Leading the Charge on 5G
It’s not unlike the way that the military heavily invested in radar technology during World War II.
By now, many of us are already experiencing the tip of the iceberg when it comes to 5G technology. Even my personal smartphone occasionally flashes up the 5G symbol when I’m streaming something or using a web application. Unfortunately for me, I don’t see too much of a difference between 4G and 5G networking, but again, most of us only get to see the tiniest bit of what 5G can offer.
Right now, the reason for this is because most 5G networking for the general public is simply a 5G signal layered on top of a 4G infrastructure. Most of the cell towers as well as the backend networking hardware is all 4G, so we don’t get to experience anything even close to a pure 5G experience.
A pure 5G communications system would be almost fully software-based, right down to running on a software-defined network. And because it would be free of mechanical and hardware constraints, a fully 5G network would not just experience 100 times the speed of its 4G predecessors, but also have 100 times lower latency, more reliability and lower power consumption needs. That is why the military is really leading the charge on 5G adoption, ahead of even the private sector in a lot of ways.
The Military’s Big Plans for 5G
The Department of Defense sees 5G technology as a true game changer for military forces, able to one day turn the tide of battle and give our side an insurmountable edge. It’s not unlike the way that the military heavily invested in radar technology during World War II. The DOD sees 5G as being able to make that kind of difference one day.
To that end, they are aggressively pursuing their 5G Strategy Implementation Plan. The plan includes promoting 5G technology development, testing both the advantages and potential vulnerabilities of 5G, engaging with private-sector partners and actively influencing industry as policies and standards are developed and put in place.
They are already pushing forward with those plans. Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, Georgia; Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington; Naval Base San Diego, California; Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada; and Hill Air Force Base, Utah, all now have 5G technology testbeds as part of the “Tranche 1” phase of their plan. They are actively testing everything from telemedicine to Battlefield of Things initiatives. And the DOD is gearing up to begin the Tranche 2 phase, which will bring more testbeds online at more bases.
DOD Is Already Testing Prototypes
Cities worldwide AND entire countries have taken action to ban, delay, halt, and limit 5G installation AS WELL AS issue moratoriums due to economic, environmental, health, and public safety risks. The majority of scientists oppose deployment. Since 2017, doctors and scientists have asked for moratoriums on Earth and in space (see 1, 2). Since 2018 there have been reports of people and animals experiencing symptoms and illnesses after 5G was installed (see 1, 2, 3, 4). Doctors, scientists, and telecom whistleblowers have also endorsed a boycott on 5G phones.
Activist Post reports regularly about 5G and other unsafe technology. For more information visit our archives and the following websites.
- 5G Information
- 5G Space Appeal
- Stop 5G International
- What is 5G.info
- Electromagnetic Radiation Safety
- Environmental Health Trust
- Physicians for Safe Technology
- Wireless Information Network
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