🏠 Montgomery County
This portion of the web site is dedicated to oppose and vote against ZTA 19-07, which would establish allow deployment of intensified 4G and new 5G “small cell” microwave radiation antennas in residential areas of Montgomery County. We support a fiber optic, wired-based “pole to property” solution as the more secure, cheaper, faster technical solution without health risks.
The 4G microwave radiation infrastructure and devices have more than 2,000 scientific and medical studies documenting harm, to people, wildlife, and plants. This radiation is especially harmful to children and other medically vulnerable citizens of our county. The new 5G technology includes ultra-high frequency millimeter microwave radiation, which has higher energy per square meter and greater capacity for harm to people and the environment than 4G. No safety studies have established a level at which this frequency is safe and few studies have been done at al.
-- Watch video from the Council's July 19 public hearing on ZTA 15-05 (Run time 36 minutes)
-- Staff report for Planning, Housing & Economic Development (PHED) Committee’s Sept. 12 meeting to review
16-05 Telecommunications Towers - Limited Use Staff report for introduction at Council
18-02 -- allowed "Small" cell towers in business in mixed use zones
18-11 -- failed attempt to get towers in residential neighborhoods
19-07 -- Cell towers in our front yards - massive give away to cell industry which was pushed through during the pandemic
22-01 -- Allow antennas on existing poles which are 30 feet from residents. Fix to ZTA 19-07.