Wireless networks (smart phones and such) stalk us enabling 24/7 tracking us and harvesting our data. (Data is even collected while people are asleep!!) IoT vehicles and “driverless cars” will gather yet more data wirelessly.
Wired networks such as fiber-to-the-home are stationary so not nearly as desirable to industry as wireless. With wired Internet and Telecommunications technology, industry and government miss out on much of our day.
4g/5g “small cells” are needed to feed AI more data.
THE AGGRESSIVE PUSH FOR 4G/5G TOWERS – THE SO-CALLED “RACE TO 5G” – IS DRIVEN PRIMARILY BY A DESIRE TO CAPTURE AS MUCH OF OUR DATA AS CONCEIVABLY POSSIBLE FOR AI AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES SUCH AS TARGETED MARKETING, GOVERNMENT SURVEILLANCE, LAW ENFORCEMENT ETC.
With Trump now calling for “continued American leadership in AI” and claiming we need AI for “maintaining the economic and national security of the United States”, this recent Executive Order is bad news for us all, and will likely be used to support the FCC, Congress, States and industry’s preemption program.
Electronic Frontier Foundation usually covers privacy in our increasingly tech-infested world. But here is a great piece on the benefits of fiber over the wireless hype pipe dream.
Enough of the 5G Hype Feb. 11th, 2019 | Ernesto Falcon | Electronic Frontier FoundationElectronic Frontier Foundation usually covers the privacy concerns of our increasingly all things wireless world.
“anytime the industry is asserting that 5G will revolutionize rural broadband access, they are more than just hyping it, they are just plainly misleading people.”
“While a 100 Mbps (essentially 4G LTE speed) is nice, it is nothing compared to the 10-gigabit fiber networks that exist today”
Senator Blumenthal Blasts FCC and FDA For No Research on 5G Safety Feb. 13th, 2019 | Physicians for Safe Technology
Physicians for Safe Technology has pieced together coverage of Senator Blumenthal’s initial request that the FCC provide the “science” upon which the Commission is relying that shows 5g is “safe”; the Commission’s subsequent skirting the issue of 5g health; and the recent Senate Commerce Committee hearing in which Senator Blumenthal once again asked about the science.
BIG WIRELESS CONCEDES: No studies showing safety of 5G Feb. 7th, 2019
“The new page has information and resources on the Americans with Disabilities Act, including the U.S. definition of ‘disability’.
Wireless radiation poses an access barrier to those who are EMS-disabled.
In 2002, the U.S. Access Board recognized electromagnetic sensitivity and that it can be disabling. In 2005, the Board released the Indoor Environmental Quality report with building design and modification recommendations and accommodation suggestions for those with EMS and multiple chemical sensitivities. This report is a “must have” for everyone struggling with EMS and experiencing restricted access to their community, essential services including medical care and grocery stores, access to city streets and sidewalks, and the most essential of all, the use and enjoyment of their own homes.”
Radiofrequency expert warns 5G radiation could be carcinogenic Is 5G technology safe? One of the world’s leading radiofrequency experts isn’t so sure, and warns it could be carcinogenic. Feb. 2019 | Miriam Fisher | New.com.au
“News of the rollout of 5G technology across WA has been eagerly received. But is the technology safe? One of the world’s leading radiofrequency experts isn’t so sure.5G is the 5th generation of mobile networks and represents a significant leap forward from today’s 4G services. It promises to deliver ultrafast speeds with astonishing connectivity, transforming the world around us into a smart one with boundless potential.
But not all are welcoming the rollout, amid concerns the technology may pose serious health effects.
Professor Dariusz Leszczynski is one of the world’s leading figures on the impact of radio frequency emissions, and was one of 30 experts who made up the International Agency for Research on Cancer/World Health Organisation 2011 evaluation group that classified all radiofrequency emissions – including parts of 5G – as potential carcinogens.”
“Now, however, a global 5G ‘frenzy’ is upon us and is coming into full force. The rollout of ‘blazing fast’ 5G technology will ‘dramatically increase the number of transmitters sending signals to cellphones and a host of new Internet-enabled devices.’ The time is ripe for greater grassroots awareness of the undisclosed tradeoffs between convenience and 5G’s potentially catastrophic health effects.”
In light of the harms discussed in the last entry, should we be putting cell tower antennas in front of children’s bedrooms? If you think NOT, consider taking one or more of the following steps:
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Those within driving distance, please try to attend the hearing in Annapolis this Thursday. We need to fill the House – standing room only! Bring family, friends, colleagues, children, babies, animals….(Well…perhaps not animals!) But let’s fill the room to over-flowing!
Three good resources for communities facing 4g/5g infiltration…(That’s all of us!!)
1. Sample ordinance from Americans for Responsible Technology. This ordinance is in full compliance with the September FCC order but still manages to be somewhat protective of the public.
https://www.telecompowergrab.org/tool-kit.html (Scroll down on page for the Sample Ordinance)
Public safety WILL prevail over corporate greed!!
Congresswomen Eshoo and Speier Introduce HR 530 to Block FCC Cell Tower Preemption Jan. 22nd, 2019 | Physicians for Safe Technology
“In a courageous move to preserve local government control, Federal bill HR 530 was introduced January 14, 2019 in the House of Representatives by California Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, to invalidate the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) September 26, 2018 ruling to accelerate the deployment of 5G small cells throughout the U.S. Congresswoman Jackie Speier has co-sponsored the bill. Representative Eshoo stated the FCC had ‘failed to listen to reasonable input from communities across the country, cowered to industry interests, and failed to put the public interests first.’” In a January 15, 2019 press statement Eshoo added, ‘Having served in local government for a decade on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, I understand and respect the important role that state and local governments play in protecting the welfare of their residents,’”
Here is a link to a letter template from the National League of Cities which you can download and modify.
Local governments push back on FCC for 5G towers Feb. 11th, 2019 | Patrick Dwire | Press Banner
Actions some cities are taking.
Last week the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution of support for House Resolution 530, introduced by Eshoo, D-Atherton, aimed at overturning Federal Communications Commission regulations that curtail the local control of permitting new cell towers and wireless transmitters.”
5g and insects
We, the People… are driving insects to extinction…Posted on Feb. 11th, 2019 Between a Rock And a Hard Place
Peer-reviewed journal Biological Conservation has published an article “Worldwide decline of the entomofauna: A review of its drivers” authored by two Australian scientists, FranciscoSánchez-Bayo and Kris A.G.Wyckhuys.
“The 5G radiation exposures, either alone or in combination with other insect-depleting factors presented in the article published in the Biological Conservation, might (will) potentiate the insect-killing properties of our environment.””…a flowerless world with silent forests, a world of dung and old leaves and rotting carcasses accumulating in cities and roadsides, a world of ‘collapse or decay and erosion and loss that would spread through ecosystems.”
“It is time to act. It is not possible to rely solely on the self-regulation of the telecom industry by itself or by ICNIRP and ICNIRP’s front organization – the WHO EMF Project.”
(From a scientist who participated in WHO EMF Working Group and has published critical research on this issue.)
For more on the environmental impacts of 5g, please see:
The complete resolution can be downloaded at: http://bit.ly/SierraClub5Gresolution.
“While the FCC has limited the review by others, the Commission at the same time has refused to update its own health and environmental standards. The Commission’s standards date from the 1990’s. In 2012, the General Accountability Office found that the existing standards may not reflect current knowledge and recommended that the FCC formally reassess its standards. The FCC’s standards address only one aspect of potential harm from electromagnetic radiation—heat. The current standards do not address other ways in which exposure to increasing electromagnetic radiation from wireless communications can harm human health, as well as the natural systems around us on which all life depends.” They even discussed the NTP study. https://www.nrdc.org/experts/sharon-buccino/5g-and-fcc-10-reasons-why-you-should-care
A team all the way from Blue Mountains Australia sent the following letter to the Maryland legislators regarding HB 654, Maryland’s 5g wireless bill. I am deeply moved by how activists from around the globe are supporting one another’s work. I think that will be a key ingredient to our success.
We are a group of people who are taking action in the Blue Mountains Australia to stop the introduction of 5g. We have been informed of your situation.
Our numbers are growing each day as more and more people look at the available research and concern regarding 5g.
The Blue Mountains No 5G Team
Please take a moment to contact the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and ask that they place a moratorium on implementation of 5G and hold a hearing to receive testimony from scientists about the very real health and environmental hazard 5G and the IoT pose.
Recommend that the Committee contact Environmental Health Trust (www.EHTrust.org) for a list of scientists who should testify. Phone contact information is below for the Senate Committee.
Tell your Members of Congress to stop the FCC’s one-size-fits-all 5G preemption in its tracks. Write a letter asking your federal elected officials to support H.R. 530, the Accelerating Wireless Broadband Development by Empowering Local Communities Act of 2019.
- I do not want to have or pay for connected vehicles and their required infrastructure.
- The only acceptable radio in cars are the ones that can be easily turned off or removed.
- Technology is not better than human drivers.
The Docket Summary states:“Over the past several years, the Department of Transportation and its operating administrations have engaged in numerous activities related to connected vehicles, including vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I), and vehicle-to-pedestrian (V2P) communications, collectively referred to as “V2X” communications. “Let me point out that the one critical activity the DOT did not do yet. They did not ask the people – yes the actual drivers – whether they wanted connected cars and whether they wanted to pay the enormous costs of the infrastructure to support such a project. I offer my vote – NO – I do not want it and deeply resent your activities to mandate these radios in our cars.Second, this document discusses whether we should use DSRC or V2X communications. As a member of the public I vote for any radio that will be easily able to remove or disable. That is the best radio.Third, you need to understand that there is a percentage of our population that are electrosensitive and their bodies can not tolerate to be in close proximity to them. Don’t take my word for it, let me quote the Cities of Boston and Philadelphia from their comments submitted to FCC Docket 13-84 where they state:“The FCC admits its own lack of expertise in the field. But the overlap of federal agency responsibilities for RF radiation protection and the merely advisory status of the Radiofrequency Interagency Work Group often leaves leadership unclear and encourages a pass-the-buck attitude …The 1999-2000 judicial challenge to the FCC’s 1996 rules never reached the issue of “electrosensitivity” as a cognizable disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act. (“ADA”) Here again, an agency responsible for ADA implementation acknowledges that the impairment may be disabling but has promised merely further inquiry. After more than a decade, that investigation remains unopened. The dockets here have been updated with massive additional evidence of the crippling effects of RF radiation on an admitted minority – but a suffering minority – of U.S. citizens. The FCC and its sister regulatory agencies share responsibility for adherence to the ADA and should replace promises with serious attention to a serious medical problem. This is one area where the FCC could lead in advice to electrosensitive persons about prudent avoidance.” http://bit.ly/1kAYSu7A suffering minority, let that sink in. Placing the massive amount of radios and radar in these cars is going to kill them. Show some compassion. What you are planning to do is analogous to a school district claiming all kids must eat lunch in school, the school will set the menu, Thursdays will be peanut butter & jelly sandwiches and every child must eat it – no exceptions. We will stick Child Protective Services on all parents who try and home school their children with peanut allergies.Technology is not safer than Humans.