1) In October, AT&T and Verizon agreed to delay for 30 days (until Jan. 5) implementation of the 5G bands that could interfere with aviation. Now they’ve agreed to reduce the power of the 5G emissions of all base stations, with even lower emissions near airports. Will these reductions eliminate the threat to safe aviation? It seems we will just have to wait and see.
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AT&T, Verizon agree to C-band power limitations for 6 months
“Acknowledging the desire by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to continue analyzing the impact of C-band deployments on air safety, AT&T and Verizon agreed to a 6-month period whereby they’ll minimize power coming from C-band base stations.
Their pledge pertains to base stations both on a nationwide basis and to an even greater degree, around public airports and heliports.”
2) More junk is being put into orbit around the earth, including satellites. Soon, accidents will happen that could seriously impact military as well as commercial interests, not to mention our health, weather forecasting and the pure enjoyment of the night skies.
Space Junk Threats Highlighted by Smashed Russian Satellite; FCC Approves Up to 65,000 More Internet Satellites Anyway
“The Russian missile test that shattered a dead satellite this week highlights a growing threat of space debris just as companies such as SpaceX and Boeing Co. make plans to launch as many as 65,000 commercial spacecraft into orbit in coming years.
The anti-satellite weapon smashed a Russian orbiter into at least 1,500 pieces, forming a belt of debris hurtling around the Earth at speeds up to 17,000 miles an hour. It forced ground control to awaken the sleeping crew of the International Space Station and ask them to close hatches and scramble into docked spacecraft for safety.”
3) We know that fiber optic cable is the most reliable, efficient, secure, safe and FAST means of providing internet access, and now others are becoming aware of it.
Survey: Reliability more important to broadband customers than speed
“Reliability of broadband service is the single most important characteristic to consumers and definitely more important than speed, according to a new survey from the Fiber Broadband Association.” (see link below)
“A full 78% of respondents said that the most important aspect of broadband was that it be reliable, with few service interruptions. Having fast download speed was rated the second most important characteristic, at 64% of respondents, followed closely by not having data caps (63%) and upload speeds (61%).”
Latest FBA Research Underscores Fiber is the Superior Broadband Technology
“WASHINGTON, D.C.—(November 16, 2021)—The Fiber Broadband Association (FBA) today released its 2021 Broadband Consumer Study that reveals fiber is the clear superior technology to meet broadband needs. The research, conducted by RVA LLC Market Research & Consulting (RVA), concludes that when compared to other broadband technology—including cable, DSL/FTTN, satellite, mobile wireless and fixed wireless—fiber has stronger reliability, the highest satisfaction rates and lowest cost per Mbps.
RVA consumer broadband studies have been conducted for the FBA since 2006. The data for the latest study was collected from 4,300 surveys of U.S. and Canadian broadband consumers in May 2021. This annual research provides a snapshot of the current broadband market. It includes the latest broadband technology deployment numbers, satisfaction rates and market growth rates. The FBA leverages the results to set strategic initiatives, and FBA members utilize this data to guide current and future fiber deployment plans.”
Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
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