1) A member shared this article about SpaceX expanding satellite service to rural areas of Canada where “there is no easy access to fiber or cable.” SpaceX is launching more satellites, with a launch of 143 scheduled for tomorrow.
This is in addition to the satellites planned by other companies. (see 2) – https://stopsmartmetersbc.com/2021-01-21-satellites-approved-for-no-canada/)
SpaceX expands public beta test of Starlink satellite internet to Canada and the UK
” SpaceX has launched more than 1,000 of its Starlink high-speed internet satellites to date and, as it seeks regulatory approval in other countries, Elon Musk’s company is now offering early public access to the service in Canada and the U.K….
Starlink is SpaceX’s plan to build an interconnected internet network with thousands of satellites, designed to deliver high-speed internet to anywhere on the planet….
In the Ontario province of Canada, the rural indigenous community of Pikangikum First Nation became the first in the country to receive Starlink service.”
2) Despite many problems that could result in catastrophic aviation accidents, the FCC has proceeded with selling off 5G frequencies that could interfere with aviation navigational instruments. The conflict of interest is clear here. In the first phase alone, licenses for a small range were auctioned for a profit of $80 billion USD. Obviously, this money is more important than safety or health.
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FCC Ignores FAA and DoT Requests to Pause the 5G Auction — DoD Starts Safety Planning
“The Defense Department will focus on preventing interference to aviation instruments rather than trying to stop the Federal Communications Commission from auctioning C-band spectrum used for 5G communication, officials tell Defense News.
The Pentagon’s decision comes despite industry’s concerns about the functionality of a key aviation technology, which led to a Dec. 1 memo from the head of the Federal Aviation Administration and the number two at the Department of Transportation requesting the FCC pause the sale. The letter was sent after an aviation trade group found that 5G operations could cause harmful interference to radar altimeters, which are used by civil, military and commercial airplanes and helicopters to measure the distance between the aircraft and the ground.”
As 5G auction continues, Pentagon turns to safety planning
“As part of the Trump administration’s 5G FAST Plan, the FCC hopes to sell more than 5,000 new flexible-use overlay licenses for C-band spectrum in the 3.7–3.98 GHz frequency. The first phase of the auction, which ran from Dec. 8 to Jan. 15, received bids totaling $80.9 billion and has been billed as the highest-grossing auction of its kind in U.S. history.
“The FCC confronted a host of technical, legal, practical, and political challenges in structuring this auction,” outgoing FCC chairman Ajit Pai said in a statement. “It would have been easy to delay. But we rightly pushed ahead and overcame every one of those obstacles. As a result, we significantly advanced United States leadership in 5G and have enabled America’s wireless consumers to more quickly benefit from 5G services.””
3) Below in letters is some very important information that a colleague in Iowa has gathered and shared regarding cell towers. This should be very beneficial as we are faced with more and more cell towers as part of the 5G grid, even though much of the info pertains to FCC and not ISED. Many thanks to Einar for all the time and effort that went into compiling all of this information, and for generously sharing it with us.
Below are links to doc’s I made for cell towers. The environmental doc is for general purposes, not just towers. Feedback welcome. They do not represent thorough or original research, just what I have amalgamated so far from your and other sites and with your help (thank you).
The property devaluation doc lists 56 research and other links, almost twice as many as any source I saw online. Andrew Campanelli law firm, which specializes in cell towers, told me they win on aesthetics and property devaluation, working with residents who live ideally within 500 feet of a proposed tower site, and 1,000 feet “is stretching it” for court success.
I am not an expert and am generalizing, but it appears from experts and studies I’ve found so far that 1,300-1,500 feet is an approximate demarcation for significant cancer rate increase to fall off. I’ve
also read harm starts showing up after about five years, and effects women more than men.
Included is a map a colleague of mine made for a proposed ATT tower site, with red circles for 1,000 feet (for law firm) and 1,300 feet and 1,500 feet (for pronounced health harm (cancer)).
I would expect this “1,300-1,500 feet to expand for three reasons:
a) growing general electrosmog
b) growing EMS from that increased electrosmog, and accumulation of effect from the same electrosmog, and
c) nearby towers creating overlap radiation
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