Update: SUPERB DOCUMENT BY OLIVER VUILLEMIN | KUSHNICK…TAKING THE FCC TO COURT | FIBER | ENERGY….

Update: SUPERB DOCUMENT BY OLIVER VUILLEMIN | KUSHNICK…TAKING THE FCC TO COURT | FIBER | ENERGY….

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This is a labour of love and very thorough.  ANYONE who is concerned should at least scroll through and see the predicament we are in. This action is based in the US but applies to us all.
Well done Kate Kheel….. ed. 

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT THE MAY 15TH ACTION DAY. 


The website, www.5gcrisis.com lets you see if your city has organized a protest for that day. If not, please consider organizing one or encouraging a 5g-opposition group near you to get to it ASAP. 
For details about the day and call-in number for the Sunday evening conference call with Americans for Responsible Technology, please scroll to the end. 
Also, for those who reside near Washington DC, please scroll down for the invitation to the May 15th protest rally in DC. (Near the bottom of this update)

ONE POWERFUL DOCUMENT BY OLIVER VUILLEMIN!!

 
This document was submitted to the UN Human Rights Council by Planetary Association for Clean Energy, Inc., and published on the UNHRC website.

5G is cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment under resolution 39/46   Written statement* submitted by Planetary Association for Clean Energy, Inc., The, a non-governmental organization in special consultative status
“In 1954, the tobacco industry founded the precursor to what is known today as the Council for Tobacco Research. This organization financed hundreds of so-called independent researchers, who published several thousand peer-reviewed studies the goal of which, as we now know, was to create controversy and doubt about a causal link between smoking and a wide array of grave illnesses. [1]
They used arguments which claimed to be “scientific” although industry insiders knew as early as 1950 that their product was dangerous. In 1969, an internal note from a subsidiary of a leading tobacco firm stated, “Doubt is our product”. [1]
These techniques are still extensively used today by telecommunications companies. The parallels with the tobacco industry are striking although the tactics subsequently improved with relentless lobbying. [2]
However, this is where the comparison between the tobacco and telecommunications industries stops. Electromagnetic radiation (EMR) has no smell and you cannot see it. It is everywhere, you cannot escape it, thus the consequences of biased science combined with the impalpable nature of EMR are far more insidious and far-reaching. [3]” 
https://whatis5g.info/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/PACE-EMR-contribution-Feb.-11th-2019.pdf
Accompanying references: 
 
BRUCE KUSHNICK – TAKING THE FCC TO COURT  FILED AND HAS A COURT DATE 

For full article, please scroll down to the end of this update. 

CUTTING 5G WIRELESS SMALL CELL DEPLOYMENT  OFF AT THE KNEES.
Contact: Bruce Kushnick, Managing Director bruce@newnetworks.com
DONATE: http://irregulators.org/donate/
DOCS & DETAILS: http://irregulators.org/irregulatorsvsfcc/
“The IRREGULATORS have a court date — May 20th, 2019, and are looking for funding and partners to continue this case and make it stick. We are taking the FCC to court about its obscure accounting rules, which have had a massive impact that allowed Verizon and AT&T to transfer billions per state of the state public utility wired network construction budgets to illegally fund their wireless business—and 5G—and even charge local phone customers billions more, per-state. 

Let’s be frank: 
 
• 5G wireless is a con. Period. 5 comes after 4 so there had to be a 5G after 4G. 
• It is, in reality, a wired fiber optic service with a small cell antenna that only has a range of 1-2 city blocks.  
• Once it is exposed that the fiber optic wire, for the most part, has been illegally cross-subsidized and funded by the state utility construction budgets… 
• 5G is no longer profitable if the service has to pay for the use of the fiber optic wires and the access fees and all of the other fees, like rights-of-way.
• Worse, it is a con because it doesn’t ‘scale’. It can never, ever do rural areas where the distances alone make it unprofitable to run the fiber. 
 Exposing the fact that 5G will lose money, while delaying real wired solutions for high-speed broadband in cities, should even get investors, cities and the public pissed.
 But when we detail and ask for the billions of dollars per state back to pay the customers that were overcharged to illegally fund the wireless business…fireworks. “

5G
 
5g obstructions
1. Passing through objects and building materials 
2. Public pushback 
3.No business case 
4. Fiber is superior. 
Public Pushback: 
 
On the eve of the deployment of 5G, Belgian health professionals sound the alarm  Mar. 11th, 2019 | EMF SA
Hippocrates Electrosmog Appeal Belgium 
https://www.emfsa.co.za/news/on-the-eve-of-the-deployment-of-5g-belgian-health-professionals-sound-the-alarm/?fbclid=IwAR3SBoMw-oqar7BacvrLLAvP_1dP1LQT4zoaBkoWOCIH1YZu6SdcPaY5G-w
FCC rules change threatens to delay 5G cellphone upgrade rollout  Feb. 14th, 2019 | Dan Boylan | The Washington Times
“A turf war between federal regulators and local jurisdictions is brewing over the installation of hundreds of thousands of cellphone towers to upgrade to 5G. The fifth generation of wireless internet would require more than 400,000 “small-cell” antennas to be placed fairly close together, a situation that officials in Portland, Oregon, have called an eyesore.What’s more, the Federal Communications Commission in September drastically cut how much municipalities can charge wireless carriers to install and maintain the antennas. The FCC also shortened the time frame for cities to approve installation permits.
More than 80 cities and counties have filed lawsuits challenging the new FCC rules, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in San Francisco is expected to render a decision in the lead case in April.
“Instead of working with local governments to win the global race to 5G, the FCC is forcing cities to race to the courthouse to defend the most basic of local government rights — the authority to manage and seek fair compensation from private users that seek to employ public assets, owned and paid for by local taxpayers, for their personal profit without any obligation to serve all of the community whose assets are occupied,…” 
“The U.S. Conference of Mayors, the National League of Cities and the National Conference of State Legislatures have joined a growing list of jurisdictions, including six of the country’s 10 largest cities — New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas and San Jose, California — in opposing the FCCorder.”
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/feb/14/fcc-rules-5g-cellphone-upgrade-spark-antenna-fight/

Particularly strong testimony in Vermont calling for a moratorium on 5g

Top EMF professional calls for Vermont moratorium on untested 5G Wi-Fi technology  April 22nd, 2019 | Michael Bielawski | True North Reports
“Dozens of activists and professionals crowded into Room 10 of the Statehouse on Thursday to call for a moratorium on the Vermont rollout of 5G internet technology.“
“‘I am not anti-tech, I am pro-health and safety,’ she said. ‘Evidence-based studies worldwide have clearly established the harmful effects of exposure to cell towers, cellphones and other pulsed radio frequency radiation devices.’  Artra said there are thousands of studies from around the world which support those with concerns regarding 5G health hazards. She added that more than 200 scientists are lobbying the World Health Organization to re-categorize EMF waves from the Level 2B class carcinogen to a class 1, the most serious classification.  She notes that the FCC admits that despite the hasty rollout into public life, including cell towers within our immediate neighborhoods, not a single study exists on the safety of 5G conducted by either the industry or any government regulatory body.”
“’Yet 5G is rolling out and exponentially increasing the public’s exposure to cell towers,’ Artra said. ‘I’m here today to say on no uncertain terms that it has become necessary for Vermont legislators to stop relying on telecom lobbyists and the FCC. Legislators need accurate information to safeguard the health and safety of Vermonters.'”
http://truenorthreports.com/top-emf-professional-calls-for-vermont-moratorium-on-untested-5g-wifi-technology
 
Technical Difficulties
 
“T-Mobile says 5G mm Wave deployments ‘will never materially scale’  April 22nd, 2019 | Kendra Chamberlain | Fierce Wireless”T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray says that millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum won’t benefit many consumers. Much of the hype around 5G has centered on mmWave technologies, which operators Verizon and AT&T have focused on in delivering enhanced mobile broadband to wireless subscribers. 
But, pointing to Verizon’s recent 5G network launch in parts of Chicago and Minneapolis, Ray wrote in a blog post that mmWave won’t be able to deliver on the promise of 5G because it doesn’t travel far.”
https://www.fiercewireless.com/5g/t-mobile-says-5g-mmwave-deployments-will-never-scale

5G internet service may be slow to reach some areas  April 26th, 2019 | Mark Huffman | Consumer Affairs
“The technology has limitations and will be expensive to deploy.” 
“According to Ray, 5G will probably never be a factor beyond small pockets in dense urban environments.”
“It’s true that 5G will be blazing fast and open up many new opportunities on the internet, but you might not be able to get it. At least, that’s what some telecom executives are saying.
Both Verizon and T-Mobile have made public statements over the last few days revealing what should have been obvious. This new technology is highly complex and will be very expensive to deploy. It might not be available except in dense urban areas. Most likely it will be a long time before it makes it to rural America.”
https://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/5g-internet-service-may-be-slow-to-reach-some-areas-042619.html

T-Mobile to launch 5G on 600 MHz in the second half of 2019  April 26th, 2019 | Linda Hardesty | Fierce Wireless
T-Mobile’s CTO said he believes in mmWave, but not for scale. 
“T-Mobile said during its first quarter 2019 earnings report Thursday that it plans to launch 5G on 600 MHz as soon as it has compatible smart phones in the second half of 2019.
Ray also addressed mmWave, which he recently said would not materially scale beyond small pockets of 5G hotspots in dense urban environments. Yesterday, he said T-Mobile believes in mmWave, and plans to use the technology itself. But, he reiterated that it’s not a technology for scale.
‘It doesn’t penetrate walls, windows very well,’ he said. ‘It doesn’t go very far. You get much more than 500, 600 feet away from a small cell, you ain’t really seeing much, right? mmWave can play well in those dense urban environments; but it doesn’t solve the 5G story, especially not in the three-million-plus square miles of the U.S.’”
https://www.fiercewireless.com/operators/t-mobile-to-launch-5g-600-mhz-second-half-2019?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTlRCaE1UTXpNREF6TkRJNSIsInQiOiJnQjZYRDZKQmljN2ZNbXRaV2J3aGtoQnRJQXVkbWREUGJiVjBYWGVmQ3RQb1Jkd005V1ZzWVE5bkE0MFZOXC9PK2Q5RHI0N0NYTGhWRDV3MEE1QVQ5ajNicW82WGNXTVVObkR5dyt3TzVNbDhGRDg2OVV2ME8reWw4dEliakxRSEIifQ%3D%3D&mrkid=760988
 
No Business Case for 5g 

Operators struggle to make business case for 5G  Feb. 14th, 2019 | Matt  Kapko | Fierce Wireless
“…the business case is marginal, and the investments to enable new business models are not currently planned.””
“The survey also concluded that 60% of operators view business case as the biggest challenge in their 5G strategy and only 25% expect 5G to deliver a strong business case. The increased operating costs and capital expenditures earmarked for 5G could prove difficult if carriers can’t drive substantial interest in the next-generation networks.”
https://www.fiercewireless.com/5g/carriers-struggle-to-make-business-case-for-5g

A Bit Costly (Industry piece) 

Intelligence Brief: How much will 5G cost?  April 17th, 2019 | GSMA Intelligence | Mobile World Live
“In our newly expanded 2025 capex forecasts (to be released this week), we predict operators will spend over $1.3 trillion over the next seven years on networks. The bulk of that (75 per cent, or a little less than $1 trillion), will be allocated to 5G. The rest will primarily go into upgrading and expanding 4G networks, which will continue to coexist alongside 5G past the end of our forecast period.”
“the industry has concluded there will be no single killer app for 5G and operators will have to find an individual approach to revenue generation. This means 5G networks will have to be built in a modular way, to offer customised services, along with scalability. At the same time, operators will have to maintain a capex-to-revenue ratio low enough to keep investors happy. With all this factored in, it would be fair to say the global 5G” investment cycle will be more gradual than the 4G one: capex will be spread out, with the global capex-to-revenue ratio not exceeding 18.5 percenhttps://www.mobileworldlive.com/blog/intelligence-brief-how-much-will-5g-cost/

5G Failing

Research Firm Believes Verizon 5G Home In Sacramento May Not Succeed  Mar. 22nd, 2019 | George Warren | CBS Sacramento
“SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A research firm specializing in media and telecommunications issued an in-depth report this week explaining why it believes Verizon’s 5G Home service may not succeed.Sacramento is one of four US cities where Verizon began rolling out fixed wireless broadband last October and an analysis conducted specifically in Sacramento by MoffettNathanson Research suggests that nearly six months later, fewer than one tenth of one percent of people living in single family homes here have signed up for the service.”
https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2019/03/22/verizon-5g-home-sacramento/

Verizon Announces 20 More U.S. Cities to Get 5G Despite Telecom Admitting No Studies Say It’s Safe, Widespread Opposition, 5G Failure, and Future Lawsuits  April 27th, 2019 | BN Frank | Activist Post
Article chock full of hyperlinks to articles and videos pertaining to topics contained in title. 
https://www.activistpost.com/2019/04/verizon-announces-20-more-u-s-cities-to-get-5g-despite-telecom-admitting-no-studies-say-its-safe-widespread-opposition-5g-failure-and-future-lawsuits.html

Great diagrams of a horrific idea.
Industry diagrams of 5g in cities.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2214592638623149&set=a.1840709299344820&type=3&theater


FIBER 

Excellent website out of BC on municipal fiber
http://connected-communities.ca

Community-Owned Fiber Networks: Value Leaders in America   Pricing Review Shows They Provide Least-Expensive Local “Broadband”  Jan. 2018 | David Talbot Kira Hessekiel Danielle Kehl
“We found that most community-owned FTTH networks charged less and offered prices that were clear and unchanging, whereas private ISPs typically charged initial low promotional or ‘teaser’ rates that later sharply rose, usually after 12 months.” 
https://cyber.harvard.edu/sites/cyber.harvard.edu/files/2018-01-10-Pricing.Study_.pdf

“Corporations will invariably seek the cheapest, quickest, and most profitable path, which has led to the current emphasis on wireless.”  Dr. Timothy Schoechle Reinventing Wires

“Wireless networks and services, compared to wired access, are inherently more complex, more costly, more unstable (subject to frequent revision and ‘upgrades’), and more constrained in what they can deliver.”  Dr. Timothy Schoechle Reinventing Wires and as quoted in the following article. 

Broadband For All: Closing the Digital Divide in BC Without Big Telecom   BC’s remote and coastal communities have a golden opportunity to keep their internet service – and profits – in local hands  April 23, 2019 | Claire Gilmore | The Sentinel 
“Many communities across North America are eschewing much-hyped 5G wireless networks to build and operate their own “fiber-to-the-premises,” or wired, networks. BC’s remote and coastal communities now have a golden window of opportunity to follow suit.
On March 8, the BC government announced an investment of $50 million to expand high-speed internet service for people living in approximately 200 rural and Indigenous communities. The money, administered through the Northern Development Initiative Trust, is aimed at closing the “digital divide” – the discrepancy between Canadians who have access to information and communication technologies, and those who don’t. Then on March 19, the federal government tabled their budget, committing another $750 million to “extend ‘backbone’ infrastructure to underserved communities,” and fund “last-mile” connections to homes and businesses. In other words, the digital divide is closing now, and Canadian communities have important decisions to make about about how they want to do it.”
https://watershedsentinel.ca/articles/broadband-for-all-closing-the-digital-divide-in-bc-without-big-telecom/

Community Network Map
“Discover how communities are investing in their own Internet infrastructure to promote economic prosperity and improve quality of life.”
“This map tracks a variety of ways in which local governments have invested in wired telecommunications networks as well as state laws that discourage such approaches.
Our map includes more than 800 communities, of which 500 are served by some form of municipal network and more than 300 are served by a cooperative (updated January, 2019):”
https://muninetworks.org/communitymap

Muni Fiber Models 
“Community networks have a variety of models, from offering full retail services to dark fiber approaches. Each comes with its own strengths and weaknesses and will appeal differently to different communities. Below are some common approaches, though communities often tweak these models in various ways.“
https://muninetworks.org/sites/www.muninetworks.org/files/2017-07-Muni-Fiber-Models-Fact-Sheet-FINAL.pdf
 
For more on fiber please see, https://whatis5g.info/fiber-optics/


5G Overview

5G: The Big Picture  April 25th, 2019 | Dr. Naydler | Children’s Health Defense
“Acclaimed author and philosopher Jeremy Naydler, Ph.D. is our guide as we explore what a full-scale deployment of 5G may mean for humanity at this critical time.” 
Good overview of both terrestrial and space 5g. Some nice quotes. 
“Very few people have even heard about the 20,000 new satellites that are due to transform the planet into a so-called “smart planet”, irradiating us night and day. In the national media, we do not hear voices questioning the wisdom, let alone the ethics, of geo-engineering a new global electromagnetic environment.”
“The irony that the “connected” future is one in which dizzying profits stand to be made from technologies that disconnect us more and more from the real world is entirely missed.”
“Earlier this year, The Guardian published an article citing research which showed that while 67% of independently funded studies found a biological effect of exposure to Radio Frequency radiation, only 28% of industry-funded studies did. Industry-funded studies are almost two and a half times less likely than independent studies to find health effects.15 The authors of the Guardian article explain that the telecoms industry doesn’t need to win the scientific argument about safety, but simply keep the argument running indefinitely by producing studies with results that fail to verify, or even better contradict, the research that does find adverse health effects.”
https://childrenshealthdefense.org/news/5g-the-big-picture/?utm_source=mailchimp


PRIVACY

Hearing on privacy scheduled: 

Consumer Perspectives: Policy Principles for a Federal Data Privacy Framework  May 1st, 2019 | G50 Dirksen Senate Office Building

U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., chairman of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene a hearing titled, “Consumer Perspectives: Policy Principles for a Federal Data Privacy Framework,” at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. The hearing will examine consumers’ expectations for data privacy in the Digital Age and how those expectations may vary based on the type of information collected and processed by businesses. In addition, the hearing will examine how to provide consumers with meaningful tools and resources to make more informed privacy decisions about the products and services they use both online and offline. The panel will also discuss data privacy rights, controls, and protections that should be available to consumers and enshrined into law in the United States. 

Witnesses: 

• Ms. Helen Dixon, Data Protection Commissioner, Republic of Ireland
• Ms. Neema Singh Guliani, Senior Legislative Counsel, American Civil Liberties Union
• Mr. Jules Polonetsky, Chief Executive Officer, Future of Privacy Forum
• Mr. Jim Steyer, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Common Sense Media
https://www.commerce.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/hearings?ID=EC293594-BD9A-4F07-9B7D-B9EFE65E7DC4


CYBER SECURITY 

The Most Telling Cyber Security Statistics in 2019  Feb. 20th, 2019 | Nick G. | TechJury
Excellent and informative detailed infographic on cyber security statistics to help visualize what is happening in the field as well as what to expect in 2019.”
https://techjury.net/stats-about/cyber-security/


ENERGY SECTOR AND 5G
 
Energy sector’s worried and wants of piece of 5g

5G May Be Holy Grail for Telecom, But Energy Sector Feels Much Anxiety Over New Network  April 22nd, 2019 | Dipka Bhambhani | Forbes
“While telecom giants are boasting faster, unlimited wireless connectivity for their mobile phone users under the long-awaited fifth generation wireless network (5G), the energy industry is worried.
Energy groups are warning regulators that a 5G rollout without securing adequate bandwidth for the sector could cause major harm to the nation’s electric grid and critical infrastructure.”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/dipkabhambhani/2019/04/22/5g-may-be-holy-grail-for-telecom-but-energy-sector-feels-much-anxiety-over-new-network/#6ca0729f6efe

Cutting Through the Hype: 5G and Its Potential Impacts on Electric Utilities
A white paper prepared for the Utilities Technology Council by the Joint Radio Company Ltd | March 2019
“This report seeks to provide the reader with an understanding as to what is meant by 5G, gauge where we are in the development of 5G technology, what might be achievable, what may be beyond the perceivable time horizon, and what is marketing hype, particularly as it relates to the needs of utilities.”
“The big issues for utilities are cost, reliability and confidence in the supply chain. It is important to note that the availability and resilience of a communications system is more a feature of network design, operation and maintenance than it is of the technology employed. There is nothing inherent in 5G to make it more reliable and resilient than previous generations of technology; on the contrary, there is the potential that the extra infrastructure – located closer to the end service points – needed to provide 5G promises will increase the cost of enhancing reliability. Since all modern communications networks are software controlled, this must also be recognized as a common-mode failure point, especially with the increasing complexity of modern software systems.”
“Another major issue is security. Any wireless network is open to monitoring over the air, interception and/or tampering. However, provided the security system is designed with this vulnerability in mind, the network could potentially be better secured than legacy systems.”
https://utc.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Cutting_through_the_Hype_Utilities_5G-2.pdf

 Two particularly interesting quotes from the above entry: 

“At present, there is public enthusiasm and immense government momentum behind 5G, facilitating progress in facing the challenges above. There are however areas where public opinion could easily reverse itself driven by environmental, cost, or safety concerns, slowing progress and hampering deployment of the 5G system. “

“…the growth of 5G in microwave bands could reignite health concerns.”  

The following is a brief discussion of energy from an email sent by Jean Hudon. Lots of hyperlinks: 


The power consumption globally of 5G (in addition to 3G and 4G systems) along with the data consumption of mobile users will thus also become a key driver for global warming unless the energy is coming from clean energy sources – check Our phones and gadgets are now endangering the planet “The energy used in our digital consumption is set to have a bigger impact on global warming than the entire aviation industry”. AND ‘Tsunami of data’ could consume one fifth of global electricity by 2025 – “He expects industry power demand to increase from 200-300 terawatt hours (TWh) of electricity a year now, to 1,200 or even 3,000TWh by 2025. Data centres on their own could produce 1.9 gigatonnes (Gt) (or 3.2% of the global total) of carbon emissions, he says.”  From that perspective, the IoT is a very bad idea. There will be “20.4bn internet of things devices to be deployed by 2020,” says the leading internet analyst firm Gartner. Connecting several more billions of people to the Internet as Elon Musk wants to do with his planned 12,000 5G satellites is thus also a bad idea.

This is not something that has been emphasized so far by 5G opponents. So we might have a wedge here in that if we can over time convince a large enough percentage of people around the world to reduce their data consumption, just like we try to get people to reduce their fossil fuel use and ecological footprint, we might succeed in making the high-use economic model on which telecoms depend to eventually make a profit from 5G to fail and thus derail or delay the rush towards ever more bandwidth (with the 6G already in its developmental stage in Finland). Something to consider… 

But I reckon with the fact that the telecoms, in league with the wireless devices and apps makers, are so good at making people utterly zombie-like addict to wireless mobile devices (people spend more than 11 hours a day glued to their cellphone and other screens now – actually, that was a year ago, now it’s probably more like 12 hours a day!!!) that this is a very long shot proposition. But at least we know that standalone 5G antennas will automatically switch off (to save energy) when no one will demand a wireless connection to them.

Most people have become so braindead as far as critical thinking goes, or are so utterly disinformed by the industry and their media whores who spout their propaganda without a single consideration for health concerns, that hardly anyone but us the awakened 5G opponents realize just how ethically out-of-whack it is to force onto everyone such a humongous increase in untested EMF exposure, thus turning everyone into guinea pigs in a massive mad-science experiment. To them, this is all tin-foil-hat demented, hysteric talk and they totally disregard our and hundreds of scientists alarm as pure nonsense. 

I would hope that we are all crazy indeed and that the collateral damages of this experiment will be minimal… but everything I know tells me we are right and they are utterly wrong… and demented! 

Our phones and gadgets are now endangering the planet  July 17th, 2018 | John Harris | The Guardian
Energy guzzling data centers. “…their [corporations’] supposedly unlimited digital delights are, in the dictionary definition of the term, unsustainable.”
“Irrespective of the good work carried out by some tech giants, and whether or not you take seriously projections that the entire communication technology industry could account for up to 14% of carbon emissions by 2040, one stark fact remains: the vast majority of electricity used in the world’s data centres comes from non-renewable sources, and as their numbers rapidly increase, there are no guarantees that this will change.” 
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jul/17/internet-climate-carbon-footprint-data-centres

New Dark Age  Technology and the End of the Future  James Bridle
“As the world around us increases in technological complexity, our understanding of it diminishes. Underlying this trend is a single idea: the belief that our existence is understandable through computation, and more data is enough to help us build a better world.
In reality, we are lost in a sea of information, increasingly divided by fundamentalism, simplistic narratives, conspiracy theories, and post-factual politics. Meanwhile, those in power use our lack of understanding to further their own interests. Despite the apparent accessibility of information, we’re living in a new Dark Age.”
A sea of excellent reviews can be read at the following link. 
https://www.versobooks.com/books/2698-new-dark-age


HEALTH (and LIABILITY)

Guest Blog from Dr. Don Maisch, Australia: ‘Are community concerns over the 5G network rollout based on unfounded anxiety or valid evidence?’  April 2019 | Don Maisch | Between a Rock and a Hard Place
The assurances of a complete absence of risk from 5G networks coming from these experts is not reflected in what is known about the many uncertainties which exist with 5G technology and speaks more about their own ignorance than that of concerned communities.
https://betweenrockandhardplace.wordpress.com/2019/04/25/guest-blog-from-dr-don-maisch-australia-are-community-concerns-over-the-5g-network-rollout-based-on-unfounded-anxiety-or-valid-evidence/

IARC Urged To Revisit RF Risk
Animal Studies Prompt Calls To Upgrade Classification to “Probably Carcinogenic” or Higher  April 22nd, 2019 | Microwave News
“An advisory committee has recommended that the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) reassess the cancer risks associated with RF radiation. This should be a “high priority,” according to the panel’s report, which was issued last week.
The group, with 29 members from 18 countries, suggests that the new evaluation take place between 2022 and 2024.”
https://microwavenews.com/short-takes-archive/iarc-urged-reassess-rf

Strong piece in which Martin Pall summarizes the main points from his Magnum Opus on 5g

Yoda: 5G EMF Risk – Great Harm – Letter by Martin L. Pall, PhD
“We know that there is a massive literature, providing a high level of scientific certainty, for each of eight pathophysiological effects caused by non-thermal microwave frequency EMF exposures. This is shown in from 12 to 35 reviews on each specific effect, with each review listed in Chapter 1, providing a substantial body of evidence on the existence of each effect.”
https://phibetaiota.net/2019/04/yoda-5g-emf-risk-great-harm-letter-by-martin-l-pall-phd/

And a radio interview…also Martin Pall
https://kpfa.org/program/your-own-health-and-fitness/

Please note that in the following article the author confuses WiFi and 5g cellular networks…good otherwise. 

Lloyds Insurers Refuse To Cover 5G Wi-Fi Illnesses  Feb. 12th, 2019 | Phibetaiota.net | Prinicipia Scientific International 
“Lloyds of London, one of the world’s premier insurance groups, is refusing to insure health claims made against 5G wireless (“wi-fi”) technologies.
How curious that Lloyds of London has excluded from their policies any negative health effects caused by wi-fi technologies. Now, WHY would Lloyds leave all that money on the table if these technologies are so safe? And, why are other insurance companies following Lloyds’ lead?
If you think that following-the-money provides insights, you’ll probably conclude that something VERY BIG is embedded in this decision.https://principia-scientific.org/lloyds-insurers-refuse-to-cover-5g-wi-fi-illnesses/?fbclid=IwAR0rntF6kO3l3kgR5C8TmH1eoFnQrJX2KMKcX9TO6xhvz8NSVkRxIdq76Y0

Environmental Health Trust has assembled a collage of videos, articles, and commentary on the long history of firefighters opposing cell towers and getting exemptions for fire stations.  

Firefighter Unions Opposing Cell Towers
“Due to the unique duties and infrastructure requirements for the swift and effective deployment of firefighters…” firehouses are exempted from cell towers. Might it not be wise to exempt children as well…and perhaps all of us?
https://ehtrust.org/firefighter-unions-opposing-cell-towers/?fbclid=IwAR3MlGL0Gt1ARvCgUykEgtDF87qxvGQ8OvYZsc1_f0lPfGLjtxPXWkXuoXs


CELL TOWERS USED FOR METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES 

(With appreciation to Jolie Diane. For more on the connection between 5g and geoengineering, please see www.zero5g.com)

Extra source of profit for Telecom. 🙁

Your Towers Can Make a Buck as Meteorological Data Providers  April 17th, 2018 | Inside Towers
“Electromagnetic signals are exchanged between towers, and as it rains, these signals fluctuate. Researchers from WIREs Water found that rainfall attenuates the electromagnetic signals broadcasted from the antenna of one cell tower to another. As rainfall patterns change, so does the power of these signals. Advanced Science News, explained that monitoring the signal losses could then be converted to measure the path-average rain rates in an area. Using cellular microwave links to map space-time precipitation has become a novel measurement technique for rainfall estimates. “
“The researchers explained that cellular communication companies could reap direct benefits from teaming up with national meteorological services, academia, and consulting firms. 
Since 2009, T-Mobile NL provided cellular communication link data free of charge to researchers who were studying the use of microwave links for rainfall estimation. This new measurement method could make cellular communication even more useful and tower providers even more profitable than they already are, if the measurement technique can be fully recognized.”  
https://insidetowers.com/cell-tower-news-towers-can-make-buck-meteorological-data-providers/

Also see, 

Microwave Links from Cellular Communication Networks As Rain Gauges
https://www.advancedsciencenews.com/microwave-links-from-cellular-communication-networks-as-rain-gauges/

Your mobile phone could help weather forecasts be more accurate
http://home.bt.com/tech-gadgets/tech-news/5g-mobile-phone-weather-forecasts-met-office-11364194794921

RAINFALL ESTIMATION FROM SIGNAL ATTENUATION OF CELLULAR PHONE NETWORK (MICROWAVE LINK)
https://zero5g.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/RAINFALLESTIMATIONFROMSIGNALATTENUATIONOFCELLULARPHONENETWORK-2.pdf


EFFECTS ON BRAINS AND HUMANITY

W.H.O. Says Limited or No Screen Time for Children Under 5  April 24th, 2019 | Emily Rueb  | NY Times
“Limiting, and in some cases eliminating, screen time for children under the age of 5 will result in healthier adults, the organization, a United Nations health agency, announced on Wednesday.””“What we really need to do is bring back play for children,” Dr. Juana Willumsen, who works on childhood obesity issues at the W.H.O., said in a statement.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/24/health/screen-time-kids.html?fbclid=IwAR1QcmKWXCy1TOgI6R2StcCVImi8wh6W0-RIG2a70vPpldFov2er9cKRCRE

Do we really want emotionally intelligent robots – robots that can “read our emotions” – infiltrating our lives? 

Robots reading feelings  April 5th, 2019 | Case Western Reserve University | PhysOrg 
“These social robots will take some time to catch in the U.S.,” Lee said. “But in places like Japan, where there is a strong culture around robots, this is already beginning to happen. In any case, our future will be side-by-side with emotionally intelligent robots.”
https://phys.org/news/2019-04-robots.html
 
 
MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES 

I cannot comment on this technology, but am waiting to hear back from others far more knowledgeable than I

Ultra-high-speed Wi-Fi breakthrough  April 25th, 2019 | Leah Burrows | The Harvard Gazette 
“In a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) demonstrated a laser that can emit microwaves wirelessly, modulate them, and receive external radio frequency signals.
“The research opens the door to new types of hybrid electronic-photonic devices and is the first step toward ultra-high-speed Wi-Fi,” said Federico Capasso, the Robert L. Wallace Professor of Applied Physics and Vinton Hayes Senior Research Fellow in Electrical Engineering at SEAS and senior author of the study.”
“Now, the researchers have figured out a way to extract and transmit wireless signals from laser frequency combs.
https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2019/04/harvard-sound-transmitted-by-laser-is-ultra-high-speed-wi-fi-breakthrough/“

Powerful films related to wireless communications, including cell phones, cell towers, wifi, smart meters and RFID as presented by EMR Alliance BC

The following is a must-see if you have not already seen it. 

Microwaves, Science & Lies!
2018  https://vimeo.com/322331294

Link to other films
http://emrabc.ca/?page_id=5181


BRUCE KUSHNICK TAKES THE FCC TO COURT

Full article:
 
Well, we filed.. 

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CUTTING 5G WIRELESS SMALL CELL DEPLOYMENT  OFF AT THE KNEES.

Contact: Bruce Kushnick, Managing Director bruce@newnetworks.com

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The IRREGULATORS have a court date — May 20th, 2019, and are looking for funding and partners to continue this case and make it stick. We are taking the FCC to court about its obscure accounting rules, which have had a massive impact that allowed Verizon and AT&T to transfer billions per state of the state public utility wired network construction budgets to illegally fund their wireless business—and 5G—and even charge local phone customers billions more, per-state. 

Let’s be frank: 
 
• 5G wireless is a con. Period. 5 comes after 4 so there had to be a 5G after 4G. 
• It is, in reality, a wired fiber optic service with a small cell antenna that only has a range of 1-2 city blocks.  
• Once it is exposed that the fiber optic wire, for the most part, has been illegally cross-subsidized and funded by the state utility construction budgets… 
• 5G is no longer profitable if the service has to pay for the use of the fiber optic wires and the access fees and all of the other fees, like rights-of-way.
• Worse, it is a con because it doesn’t ‘scale’. It can never, ever do rural areas where the distances alone make it unprofitable to run the fiber. 
 
Exposing the fact that 5G will lose money, while delaying real wired solutions for high-speed broadband in cities, should even get investors, cities and the public pissed.
 
But when we detail and ask for the billions of dollars per state back to pay the customers that were overcharged to illegally fund the wireless business…fireworks. 
 
IRREGULATORS v FCC is the first step to stop all of these harmful, if not illegal practices.
 
Why is AT&T and Verizon banging the drum on this 5G crap?  5G Wireless is nothing more than the new ‘shiny tech’ bauble—like some hypnotist putting some shiny thing in front of someone to put them under – and the promise of new tech has been used in every decade to get regulations and obligations removed.

Moreover, AT&T and Verizon et al. captured this FCC.  FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is a former Verizon attorney, while Commissioner Brendan Carr worked for Verizon, AT&T and even the wireless association, CTIA. Taking control of the FCC, they have created over 30 separate proceedings, each designed to get rid of any remaining regulations of obligations to offer wired services, and to be able to substitute wireless to the home, without any interference of state or city approval or oversight.  Moreover, all of the consumer protections and safeguards are being stripped away. 
 
While common wisdom claims that there are no more ‘landlines’, there are over 120 million customers with phone service that use a wire, with 55 million that are part of the state utilities. However, this is a fraction of the lines in service that are NOT being counted.  AT&T never upgraded its networks to fiber optics to the home; U-Verse is a bait-and-switch, a copper-to-the-home service with a fiber wire somewhere within ½ mile. Meanwhile, these lines as well as DSL, alarm circuits, business ATM machines and all of the other ‘data lines’ are not counted as a line—they have been ‘reclassified’ as an “information service” or “interstate service”. 
 
But there is a kicker to this: We found a structural flaw in every FCC proceeding. The FCC’s arrogance no only never examined the impacts their rules were having on the state financials, it excluded all ‘state-based’ revenues, expenses, broadband commitments, investments—everything. And every FCC decision and every state decision that AT&T, Verizon and CenturyLink present have all followed this flaw. 
 
IRREGULATORS v FCC exposes that the FCC’s accounting rules that were designed to divide up all of these expenses of the different lines of business that use the wires and make sure that prices were ‘just and reasonable’, have become corrupted.  And if you want crazy – we uncovered that these rules were set to reflect the year 2000 – that’s right, 19 years ago and they are so deformed that they put the majority of all expenses into the wired utilities – which made them look unprofitable. 
 
This caused major rate increases, it was used to claim that it was unprofitable for the companies to build in rural areas – causing the Digital Divide, and it saved the companies billions in taxes – per state.  As incredible as this seems, the FCC’s arrogance decided to continue this “freeze” for another 6 years—until 2024. 
 
However, we caught them and now its time to take this to court. In 2015 an investigation started, based in part on our research, of Verizon New York, which is a $5 billion state utility. In July 2018, working with the CWA union, there was a settlement estimated to be worth $300-$500 million and it will bring 32,000 lines of fiber optics to unserved areas as well as maintain the existing copper.  And the investigation revealed the massive financial cross-subsidies of Wireless and the other Verizon businesses.
 
IRREGULATORS v FCC is a critical case. If we can get the court to hold the FCC accountable, all of the billions per state diverted to wireless services will be in question, and can be used to properly upgrade the states with fiber optics—or even give refunds to those overcharged. 5G Wireless will then not only be unprofitable, but laughed at—who would want a crap wireless service when a fiber optic wire is 1-2 blocks from their home?  
 
The IRREGULATORS is an independent consortium of senior telecom experts, analysts, forensic auditors, and lawyers who are former staffers from the FCC, state advocate and Attorneys General Office, as well as telecom auditors and consultants.


INVITATION TO PROTEST RALLY IN DC AND INFO ABOUT SUNDAY EVENING CONFERENCE CALL RE PROTEST RALLIES

Washington DC, MD, VA Day of Action on 5G 

To all in DC, Maryland, and Virginia, 

Please join us for the the National/International 5G Day of Action. We are protesting the forcing of unhealthy, unnecessary, unwanted 5G “small cells” onto us all. No cell towers near our schools, homes or parks. We are calling for safe, healthy, and responsible technology. 

People will be taking action across the USA and even around the world on the same day. 

5G Action at the Supreme Court: 

When: Wednesday, May 15th, at 11:00 am. 

Where: Starting with a rally at the US Supreme Court, we will plan a route walking in single file past the Capitol, past Congressional Office Buildings, and landing at Verizon Store or soon to be announced location. 

What to bring: Bring signs, slogans, conviction, spirit, energy, creativity, and a vision for a better tomorrow. 

Please  make every effort to attend the rally and bring friends, family, colleagues, and anyone else you can find. Every person makes a difference!!

Volunteers Needed!

We need volunteers this month to help coordinate, flyer, do press outreach and more. Please contact us and even if you can volunteer for just one hour it will help immensely. We need at least 5 people to assist. 

RSVP is needed. 

We may be getting a permit and so we need to know how many people are coming. 
If you are planning to attend or want to get updates, please send an email to  rethinking5g@whatis5g.info  

Envisioning a better tomorrow than what Telecom is planning today. 

P.S. Also, please don’t miss the national conference call this Sunday, at 9:00 pm EST, to discuss the May 15th 5G protest. (Details below.) 


Will you be joining us on May 15th?
Dear friends,
 
The May 15th National Day of 5G Action is rapidly approaching.  Many of our affiliated organizations across the country will be hosting peaceful rallies in front of wireless carrier stores from 12pm to 1:30pm (local time) to express their concerns about the potential health impacts of 5G on behalf of the most vulnerable members of society—our children.
 
We are reaching out to see if you and members of your organization will be participating in this historic event.
 
If you are planning an event, we’d like to add you to our interactive map so that others who want to participate can learn the details of where and when your event will take place. Also, we’d like to be able to tell local press where there is an event happening near them.
 
So if you’re planning to be part of this historic day of action, please drop us a note at info@americansforresponsibletechnology.org and let us know!
Please join us this Sunday evening for a national conference call to discuss the May 15th Day of Action. 
 

Topic: May 15th Organizing Meeting
Time: Apr 28, 2019 9:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Thank you for all you are doing to bring attention to this critical emerging public health issue. We hope you will join us on May 15th.
 
– The Grassroots Team


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