5G Issues & FYI

The 5G Fund for Rural America comes amidst a nationwide push for building the country’s 5G infrastructure. In June, AT&T expanded its low-band 5G coverage and in September, T-Mobile boosted its mid-band 5G coverage. In October, after Verizon’s plan to rely on millimeter waves for its 5G failed and the company changed its strategy to use its 4G LTE network (DSS 5G), which enabled it to expand its 5G service quickly, Verizon officially announced a nationwide 5G network. At the same time, the telecom giant launched its “Verizon 5G Home.”

China Unicom, one of three telecommunication operators, announced in August that its Luoyang branch in Henan province would automatically switch its 5G transmitter stations to sleep mode from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. because there were few people using them. The other two carriers quickly followed suit and since then have rolled out the same policies in other cities across the country.


How 5G Could Dramatically Alter Our Natural World

Scientists have proven that radio frequency (RF) radiation can be absorbed by insects, raising internal temperatures, interfering with reproduction or triggering other responses. This has dramatic implications for our natural world as purveyors of 5G technology push ahead with their plans to blanket the country with powerful 4G/5G antennas.


Human Electromagnetic Field Exposure in 5G at 28 GHZ

by Seungmo Kim and Imtiaz Naslm, Geogia Southern University

IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine

Phones need to be keep three inches from the human body.


Community owned Fiber Optic cable.


Why We Need a Speed Limit for the Internet

By Kris De Decker, originally published by Low-Tech Magazine


Fibergate: The Big Telecom Swindle

Bruce Kushnick gives an interview


Given the extent to which the safe interference limits are exceeded and the breadth of the impacts to aviation safety, the risk of harmful interference to radar altimeters cannot be adequately mitigated by the aviation industry acting alone. As such, it is envisioned that this report will be useful to those in the aviation industry, the mobile wireless industry, and both aviation and spectrum regulators to understand and take appropriate steps in a timely fashion to mitigate this risk. It is the responsibility of members of all of these groups to work together to ensure that safety-critical aviation systems will continue to be protected for the purposes of public safety.


People don’t want to live next to one not just because of health concerns, but also due to aesthetics and public safety reasons, i.e., cell towers become eyesores, obstructing or tarnishing cherished views, and also can attract crime, are potential noise nuisances, and fire and fall hazards.


Consumers are not using 5G