1) Many kids will be asking for wireless devices for Christmas. Hopefully, this information will reach parents and grandparents so they can make a better choice.
THE TECHNOLOGY WE’RE DYING FOR: RESEARCH ON KIDS, SMARTPHONES, AND SCREENS
“The following is a partial list of research conducted to study the effects on kids from wireless radiation exposure emitted by smartphones, screens, and other electronic devices. They are categorized by impact.”
– Self Hate
– Depression and Suicide
– Attention Problems
– Wrecks sleep
– Radiation exposure
The Technology We’re Dying For: Research on Kids, Smartphones, and Screens
2) CRTC is very confusing. It told me it has nothing to do with telephone providers’ policies or equipment even though all licensed providers MUST provide 911 service. CRTC and its complaint department was not interested in the fact that digital phone service will be totally dependent on a battery in the event of a power outage. If that battery is not fully charged at the time of the outage, or the power outage outlasts the battery, there will be no way to call 911. Now a new 911 “generation” that must be on all phone networks and all carriers must switch from analog to digital phone. An official good-bye to copper lines — unless we voice our concerns loudly enough. This is not a done deal.
“The CRTC regulates telecommunications providers…
These expanded services are called next-generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) services. NG9-1-1 will give Canadians improved emergency services using world-class telecommunications networks. The move to NG9-1-1 will occur gradually in the coming years….
As a first step, the CRTC has directed all phone and cell service companies to update their networks from analogue to digital so they are ready to provide NG9-1-1 voice and text messaging services.
By March 1, 2022, all telecommunications providers must update their networks to get ready for NG9-1-1. These network updates will have no effect on current access to 9-1-1. Anyone in need of emergency help will still be able to dial 9-1-1 as they do today.
Switching over to the new NG9-1-1 network is an important step in new services becoming available in the future, such as real time text messaging services.”
3) Apparently, there are major changes to Wi-Fi coming at us, one especially will increase the range for IoT devices. In addition to traveling farther, the signals to penetrate buildings and us much more efficiently thanks to the use of lower frequencies.
Three Major Upgrades Coming To Wi-Fi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6AnE-qB3IEb (10 min.)
4) I just read in a comment section of an article that Rogers is planning to erect yet another tower in Duncan. Does anyone have any more information that can be shared?
Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
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