The FCC, Pai and 5G – is there a whistleblower?
Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee has sent a letter to FCC chair Ajit Pai asking for copies of communications between the FCC and the big telecommunication companies regarding legal challenges to the regulator’s 5G order, which forces local governments to charge a flat fee for installing new base stations.
Did the FCC put pressure on carriers to challenge the order in different court jurisdictions, hoping to put the case before friendlier, perhaps more conservative judges?
The letter strongly implies that the committee has heard from a whistleblower:
Sources – the media seems to have picked up on the story:
– House Democrats want to know if the FCC rigged a legal fight over 5G https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/24/18196574/ajit-pai-congress-democratsif-fcc-legal-fight-5g?fbclid=IwAR0zN8g2qj0EJGJXqaFuxph-y3iCXqjfE1aarQ48_Dvrzik2MyAobemBhLY
– FCC accused of colluding with Big Cable to game 5G legal challengehttps://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/25/fcc_accused_of_colluding/
– House committee investigates FCC over 5G infrastructure orderhttps://www.rcrwireless.com/20190128/5g/house-committee-investigates-fcc-over-5g-infrastructure-order?fbclid=IwAR06CXgBMZD14DY9wJE_tPmuUji-P1AJAm40FpNaEV8-PovAAXAcq05maow
“Giving the industry what they want”
In Boston it takes just TEN DAYS
to get the majority of small cell applications approved: “Meanwhile, cities must comply with the order, something that is already being tried out in Boston with some success. Mike Lynch, director of the city’s broadband and cable office, said when applications to install small cells in the city are received, 80% of those applications get a decision in 10 days or less. He said that turnaround time, which complies with the FCC’s order, means the city has “given the industry what they wanted,” namely certainty and efficiency.”
Source: FCC’s 5G order faces further scrutiny in courts, Congress
5G and Government Agencies
“Investigate Europe”, a pan-European team of journalists, reports on the state of the science and exposes the harmful roles that the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), the World Health Organization’s International EMF Project, and the EU Commission’s Scientific Committee on New Health Risks (SCENIHR) have played in paving the way for the deployment of 5G without regard to health consequences. Investigate Europe identified 14 scientists who protect ICNIRP’s obsolete and inadequate EMF exposure guidelines by preparing biased reviews of the research literature. At least eight have had industry research funding.An interactive graph depicts the interconnections between these scientists and governmental and quasi-governmental agencies: https://www.kumu.io/Investigate-Europe/das-experten-netzwerk