1) Wireless devices use far more energy than wired ones, and even industry insiders fear that the costs to environment and the economy may not be worth it.
Australia Fires And Technology’s Climate Vampire: Why The Environmental Impact Of 5G Expansion Could Be Massive
“Among the numerous missed stories of last year, was a report by a climate think tank on the environmental impact of our digital revolution calling for urgent action to reduce our use of cell phones, digital devices and the internet of things (IOT). In short, experts warn that the phenomenal growth of interconnected wireless devices, data centers and networks central to the digital revolution contributes to global warming more than it helps to prevent it. It turns out that the highly touted next-generation 5G wireless technology has serious climate impacts.
The expansion of 5G small cells being pushed in Australia now will require thousands of new multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO) antennas to support the carefully cultivated explosion of 50 billion new wireless devices at the core of the Internet of Things (IOT). If this proceeds as planned, 5G is poised to become what some industry experts have deemed an energy vampire.
Unperturbed and unconcerned with that reality, numerous electromagnetic innovations presume limitless reliable consumption of energy. Telecom industry insiders fear that the full economic and environmental price of 5G will prove far worse than its promise. Purportedly capable of delivering up to 1,000 times as much data as today’s networks, 5G could consume up to 1,000 times as much energy.”
2) Telecoms began to roll out 5G in 2019 and it is anticipated, unless sanity prevails, more cities and people will be subjected to 5G over the next few years. AT&T is using microwave frequencies in the 850 MHz range for general use, and apparently, using milliwave for larger settings like arenas.
AT&T to launch 5G for consumers using low-band 850 MHz spectrum
“AT&T is using 850 MHz spectrum for its low-band 5G rollout, according to an AT&T spokesperson, which the carrier says has a reach of about 2 miles from cell sites, and will cover “tens of millions” of consumers and businesses this year. AT&T plans to deliver nationwide sub-6 GHz 5G coverage in the first half of 2020.
AT&T’s 5G service will roll out in coming weeks in parts of the following markets: Indianapolis; Pittsburgh; Providence, Rhode Island; Rochester, New York; and San Diego.”
Specific U.S. cities mapped in 20-page pdf: “AT&T 5G coverage shown available by February 2020”
3) Our politicians at all levels need to know that many cities and countries are concerned enough about 5G that they are banning it or placing a moratorium on it until studies confirm its safety. Here is a partial list that has been accumulated as of November 14, 2019. When writing to Councils, etc, it might be helpful to include this list with encouragement that we need to add some BC cities and towns to it. [http://www.civicinfo.bc.ca/12.asp]
List of Cities, towns, Councils and Countries that have Banned 5G
4) Researchers have identified more cyber flaws in 5G that make devices more prone to hacking, invasion of privacy, tracking, etc. And they warn there could be more once the grid is active.
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Researchers Have Identified 11 New Vulnerabilities in 5G
“At the Association for Computing Machinery’s Conference on Computer and Communications Security in London, researchers are presenting new findings that the 5G specification still has vulnerabilities. And with 5G increasingly becoming a reality, time is running out to catch these flaws.
“The thing I worry about most is that attackers could know the location of a user.” SYED RAFIUL HUSSAIN, POST DOC RESEARCHER | PURDUE COMPUTER SCIENCE
The researchers from The Department of Computer Science at Purdue University and the University of Iowa are detailing 11 new design issues in 5G protocols that could expose your location, downgrade your service to old mobile data networks, run up your wireless bills, or even track when you make calls, text, or browse the web. They also found five additional 5G vulnerabilities that carried over from 3G and 4G. They identified all of those flaws with a new custom tool called 5GReasoner.”
5) The Italian parliament is recommending that the government ban Huawei’s 5G involvement.
Italian lawmakers push for Huawei 5G ban
“An Italian parliamentary body has told the government to “very seriously” consider banning Huawei Technologies and other Chinese equipment suppliers from the country’s fifth-generation mobile networks.
In a report concluding a year-long review, the intelligence and security committee said concerns about using Chinese companies to install and maintain 5G networks in Italy were “largely grounded,” given the Beijing government’s power to interfere in their activities.”
Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
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