“Unlike other countries we do not believe we should spend the next couple of years studying what 5G should be, how it should operate in the future. Technology has a way of inventing itself. Turning innovators loose is far better than having committees and regulations to define the future. We won’t wait…”
Further, “if anyone can tell you the details of what’s 5G, then run the other way.”
That was from a June 20, 2016 speech at The National Press Club, by Thomas Wheeler then Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.
Belgium is one of those countries Mr. Wilson referred to that may “spend the next couple of years studying what 5G should be.”
On April 3, 2019, two days ago from this writing Josh del Sol Beaulieu wrote about great 5G news in GreenMediainfo.
Great news. A Belgian government minister has announced that Brussels is halting its 5G plans due to health effects
The statement was made by Céline Fremault, the Minister of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region, responsible for Housing, Quality of Life, Environment and Energy. From an interview last Friday, with L’Echo:
I cannot welcome such technology if the radiation standards, which must protect the citizen, are not respected, 5G or not. The people of Brussels are not guinea pigs whose health I can sell at a profit. We cannot leave anything to doubt.”– Céline Fremault, Minister of the Government (Brussels-Captial Region), responsible for Housing, Quality of Life, Environment and Energy
Ms. Fremault accurately identified that a 5G pilot project is not compatible with Belgian radiation safety standards.
Rod Hall of Goldman Sachs Research has said “With wireless technologies like 5G… telecom carriers can roll out the infrastructure needed to connect a home more easily than with other technologies like fiber. Ultimately, 5G will deliver more bandwidth over a wireless connection, with download speeds 2,500 times faster than existing LTE networks. Goldman Sachs Research estimates that by 2026, the total market opportunity for fixed wireless could hit $75 billion.”
The 5G mandate stems from the September 2018 passage by Federal legislation and Federal Communications Commission of the FCC 5G FAST Plan , designed to streamline deployment of small cell wireless telecommunications facilities (WTF) while limiting control by local governments for placement (Emphasis added), fees, permit approval and timeline for “small cell” towers that will be located close to homes and in public right of ways.
In Florida permits for small cell facilities are mandated to be administrative in nature, not requiring approval of city councils or boards.
We previously wrote that two 5G poles have recently been installed across the street from Perkins Pharmacy next to the Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital and on 12th road adjacent to Palms of Vero Apartments. One permitted site in process will be located at 39th and 16th St., which puts a pole in front of the Rosewood Magnet School.
This is the law. HB687, which
“…prohibits authority from requiring approval/fees for maintenance/placement of facilities; provides requirements for collocation on authority utility poles; requires authority to waive certain application & placement requirements; prohibits authority from adopting/enforcing certain regulations & imposing certain fees; authorizes wireless infrastructure provider to apply to place utility poles…”
But Maybe People Won’t Buy 5G Access Without Spending the Next Couple of Years Studying What it is.
An Activist Post By B.N. Frank
Since 2017, 200+ scientists and doctors have signed a petition demanding a moratorium on 5G technology installation due to biological and environmental risks.
There is also no “safe” level of any source of cell phone or wireless radiation that has been scientifically determined for children or pregnant women. Regardless employees at the Federal Communications Commission (the agency supposed to protect Americans by regulating the Telecom Industry) keep promoting 4G and 5G small cell technology and forcing its installation. No big surprise that the FCC is also being investigated for collusion with the Telecom Industry on federal legislation that eliminated municipal control over 5G installation.
Last year a court case was won in Gateshead, England after 5G had been installed in street lamps, residents became sick, and some women delivered stillborn babies. Also last year, 5G was installed in New York City and residents reported that they were sick from it – as were their pets. Some even put their homes up for sale.
Then the’s this from a research firm who believes Verizon 5G Home in Sacramento may not succeed.
March 24, 2019: 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 outfixed 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.
The study concedes that while multi-family dwellings could boost the percentage, it was not possible to determine the number of subscribers in large apartment and condominium complexes.
The report titled “A Peek Behind the Curtain of Verizon’s 5G Rollout” uses data provided by the city of Sacramento under a public records act request combined with the firm’s independent search of 45,000 street addresses using the database on Verizon’s 5G Home website.
The database reveals which addresses have or might have 5G service and which addresses have already subscribed. The research revealed that the 273 small 5G cell sites installed by Verizon under an agreement with the city of Sacramento cover less than six percent of residential addresses in the seven zip codes analyzed — and of those eligible addresses, fewer than half have signed on with Verizon.
A previous analysis of Verizon 5G Home in Sacramento by EJL Wireless Research focused on the technical challenges facing the service which uses millimeter wave technology with a very short range. The author of that report estimated Verizon would need as many as 4,000 5G sites to adequately cover Sacramento.
MoffettNathanson says it was already skeptical about Verizon’s overall chances of earning a positive return on its 5G Home initiative and its analysis of the service in Sacramento has made it even more so.
“Our findings in Sacramento – limited coverage, low penetration – preliminary though they may be, suggest that earning an attractive return will be challenging, at best,” the report concludes.
In time, however, if other cellular systems (e.g., 2G, 3G, and 4G) and wired technologies (e.g., cable, landlines, fiber optics) are phased out or go out of business you may not have a choice to avoid 5G, if you need telecommunications or internet access.