1) The US Department of Defense raised major flags about 5G endangering many military systems, including interfering with the functioning of GPS. Despite this, the FCC is pushing for immediate release of this spectrum by asking Trump to intervene on the FCC’s behalf.
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FCC Commissioner Asks Trump to Force Dept of Defense to Release Spectrum for 5G Despite DoD’s Opposition
“Last year, Department of Defense (DoD) Secretary Mark Esper asked The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to deny a Virginia wireless company’s license to run 5G mobile broadband service out of “national security, civil service, and the economic benefit of the nation” concerns….
These people are relentless, shameless, and possibly insane. Last week FCC Commissioner Mike O’Rielly submitted a request to Trump asking him to force the DoD to release spectrum for 5G. Thanks to 5GCrisis for reporting about this on their blog.”
FCC Commissioner’s flattery-filled letter to Trump https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-363622A1.pdf
2) Last year, an Air Force general was working on building a more secure 5G network, but ended up being fired from the US government when he raised so many concerns that might have hampered the free growth of this technology. He maintains that there is no way to make the 5G grid secure, meaning our infrastructure will be vulnerable to cyberattacks as well as making our privacy a thing of the past.
The Terrifying Potential of the 5G Network
The future of wireless technology holds the promise of total connectivity. But it will also be especially susceptible to cyberattacks and surveillance.
“A totally connected world will also be especially susceptible to cyberattacks. Even before the introduction of 5G networks, hackers have breached the control center of a municipal dam system, stopped an Internet-connected car as it travelled down an interstate, and sabotaged home appliances….
According to the DIB [Defensive Innovation Board], its continued growth “will allow China to promote its preferred standards and specifications for 5G networks and will shape the global 5G product market going forward.””
3) The telecoms are using the pandemic to try to fast forward plans for the 5G grid, making it sound as if they are performing a public service by attempting to do this fast and furiously. The only possible hindrance, ironically, may be the shortage of equipment and manpower due to closures due to the pandemic.
Why the coronavirus pandemic may fast-forward 5G adoption in the US
“Jessica Rosenworcel, an FCC member, said the influx of people working from home is a test for the current networks. “We’re going to have a big stress test on our networks,” she said. “There are a lot of potential points of stress.” The FCC has given the carriers access to additional bandwidth for the next 60 days to handle the additional users. (T-Mobile is so far the only carrier to take the FCC up on its offer to use spectrum in the 600 MHz Band to help meet increased consumer demand for broadband during the coronavirus pandemic.)”
Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
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