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.

11 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?

Unknown said...

So glad Boston isn’t one of the early adopter cities. This whole thing will be calamitous unless they can make it safer. It’s completely unregulated. What could possibly go wrong? Everything.

paper resource said...

I heard that the most innovated companies are about to launch home internet service using 5G. Let's see how it goes.

CLARE said...

Agree...5g is not good for us. The LA fire Dept got rid of it. They could not sleep ..how important is SLEEP to you??

Anonymous said...

Seriously people? Do you think infrustructure just pops up one day? 5G has been in development for the past 5 years at least. You have already been living in a 5G world without realizing it, because it isn't harmful. You people find anything to latch onto

Anonymous said...

Yeah as long as you and your kids have a good medical insurance with a good cancer coverage policy, and have a good oncology doctor, I'd say bring on the 5G grid! 'cause being able to download movies in 2 seconds is worth dying for! Why waste time and money doing safety research and risk dying of old age while waiting?

Anonymous said...

Will 5G (bigger numbers obviously mean more deadly) penetrate the existing aluminium faraday shielding i have installed in my clothing?

Anonymous said...

Just make sure to roll it out in cities with a majority Democratic voting base first and I'm fine with it.