1) A new documentary will be broadcast in France about 5G and the Phonegate scandal. I have asked Dr. Arazi when/if it will be available in Canada and if it will be, I will let you know all about it. Where are our investigative journalists?
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“Complément d’enquête” will broadcast the documentary “5G: the wave of doubt” on October 22nd
“In a recent press release from France Télévision, the public group announced the broadcast of a 52-minute documentary on the deployment of 5G and also, more generally, on mobile telephony waves and their health issues, on Thursday, October 22, in the program “Complément d’enquête”.
This new documentary presented by Jacques Cardoze was directed by the investigative journalist Nicolas Vescovacci and Yemaya productions.”
2) In Kentucky, Wi-Fi Hotspots are being put on homes in affordable housing areas to give kids access to school via Wi-Fi. The Mayor is lauding the generosity of the residents, without having a clue about the ramifications of having 116 homes become hotspots, comparing this with basic utilities needed to survive, such as water and sewers. Why not use the many millions $$ to put fiber optic cable in these lower income neighbourhoods?
Covington neighbors help connect kids to the Wi-Fi they need for school
Hot spots part of $2.25M digital-equity project
“When Covington Mayor Joseph Meyer heard 59% of school children are without internet access, he came up with a plan to put Wi-Fi hot spots in random homes throughout the city, so kids in those neighborhoods can access the internet.
“The internet is as much an item of basic infrastructure as water and sewer, and everybody needs to have access to it,” Meyer said.
Covington is in the process of putting Wi-Fi hot spots in 116 homes. Some hot spots are already running in Latonia Terrace and City Heights, two affordable housing neighborhoods.
“So far we’ve gotten a very positive response,” Meyer said. “In their hearts, most Covington people are incredibly generous and willing to help their neighbors.””
3) Wi-Fi on the moon, 4G soon to be upgraded to 5G!
NASA is launching a 4G mobile network on the moon
“Just as 5G arrives on planet Earth, its predecessor is heading to the moon.
NASA has selected Nokia to build the first-ever 4G mobile network on Earth’s natural satellite, the Finnish telecommunications firm announced Monday.
The company’s U.S. industrial research arm, Bell Labs, is offering up its equipment to NASA to help build out the lunar network, with the aim of launching it in late 2022.
Nokia said its 4G network will allow astronauts to carry out a number of activities including making voice and video calls, sending important data and deploying payloads. It plans to eventually launch 5G on the moon as well.”
4) This letter relates many of the issues that those of us without cellphones face, and I agree it is discrimination. I question the writer’s figures about the percentage of people who do not have cellphones: 35% without phones seems way too high and 65% with seems way too low.
Cellphone Discrimination Growing
From: Norm Ryder (name given with permission)
To: “citizensforsafertech” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, October 19, 2020 9:47:42 AM
Subject: Re: Update 2020-10-18 Work to bring FOC to coastal communities to begin again
When I upgraded my internet connection I took a closer look at service speeds. Most people are more concerned about download speeds. My new service is 300 Mbps (don’t need the 300 download speed but the faster upload speed is important for me).
To take advantage of this speed, in addition to the company-supplied modem, I required a computer with a 10/100/1000 ethernet port. Not all have a port good for 1000 – mine did.
I also required a new home router capable of the same speed – most regularly available routers are not (special order – a few can be found on the shelf but they are also wireless). As the router and modem do not have wireless and it is a lot of work to reactivate the wireless or bluetooth on my computer I can’t confirm the wireless speed possible for me. For wireless connections it gets a bit more complex with various 802.11 protocols having different speeds
802.11b 11 Mbps 5.5 Mbps
802.11a 54 Mbps 20 Mbps
802.11g 54 Mbps 20 Mbps
802.11n 600 Mbps 100 Mbps
802.11ac 1,300 Mbps 200 Mbps
802.11ax 10 Gbps 2 Gpbs
Before one looks at the faster speeds available one must check to see if their equipment can deliver faster speeds. I will suggest that few people have a system end to end that can take full advantage of the increased speeds and are most likely capped at 100 Mbps. A cursory check shows there is very little consumer grade equipment that can use the latest 802.11 (the letters at the end of the protocol are important) standards and what is will be expensive.
Few realize much of the hype about faster service will not materialize for them as their equipment will not be able to use it.
Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
“Civilization is the limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities.” Mark Twain