Thursday, August 16, 2018

The Enemy Fighting 5G

You think 5G is just around the corner?  It is in some places, but there are some areas that will see 5G long after we see it in China.  The problem is the same brick wall wireless providers have faced for years...local government.  A typical case is in Austin, Texas where multiple city departments know that installing the small cell sites desired for 5G coverage requires far more permits, licenses and steps of bureaucracy there than they do in any other city in Texas, or almost any where else.


We're not getting on Austin's case, but we know this is a big obstacle in a number of cites, counties and similar fiefdoms of this country, and you might be living in one.  Just a heads up, you may need to check in with your town to make sure your chances of seeing 5G coverage aren't held back by some well-meaning friends and neighbors who still think telecommunications lives and dies by the dial tone.

Ask your community development director or building department how the small cell/5G process is moving along in your neighborhood.  The city where I live owns their own fiber backbone and they would be thrilled to hook it up to some small cells and make our burg a connected community.  Or so we think.  We won't know until we check.

4 comments:

Unknown said...

39GHz is something new. Studies have found it causes cancer in mice. Do we want to be using it everywhere before we know its safe (keep in mind X-Rays were once considered safe and were used to check how well shoes fit)

Anonymous said...

5G is not for me. It will not help my phone, data or even streaming. It will benefit rfIDs, self-driving cars, police/military data sets, and machine to machine transfers. It will aid in the tracking of all Humans and with crowd control. What could possibly go wrong......

Lara Scott said...

Hundreds of scientists around the world believe 5G is harmful. Read documentation here https://www.5gspaceappeal.org/

Anonymous said...

Check out the Environmental Health Network. Why are hundreds of scientists and doctors from all over the world making an appeal to the United Nations to reconsider 5G?