1) The “race” to have 5G across the US (and I imagine across Canada as well) is on. More cell towers with “massive” numbers of antennae means ‘massive’ increase in EMR in our neighbourhoods, schools, and homes and use of greater amount of energy.
Verizon, American Tower sign long-term lease deal to support 5G rollout
“What we do expect to be unique to 5G is the added use of massive MIMO technology for mid-band spectrum deployments on our macro towers, which should provide operators with more dynamic coverage and capacity capabilities,” said American Tower President and CEO Tom Bartlett during a 2021 conference call with investors. “The race to nationwide 5G with the use of massive MIMO will require more fiber connections to antennas, increased DC power, and enough capacity to accommodate the size and weight of these more intelligent RF solutions. We’ve also upgraded the capacity of many of our tower structures over the last decade, installed energy efficient LED lighting on many sites, and invested in site hardening initiatives where appropriate. Simply put, we stand ready to service our customers as they accelerate their 5G deployments.”
What is Multiple-In Multiple-Out (MIMO) Technology
“Massive MIMO: Uses large numbers (hundreds) of antennas at a base station.”
2) Patricia Burke responds to Psychology Today’s article — this is her article. She graciously included my letter, and that is my only contribution.
Request for ‘Psychology Today’ to Retract ‘Conspiracy Theory Expert’ View of ‘Electrohypersensitivity’
Are False Narratives Being Projected Onto 5G Opponents?
“Projection” has been identified in the psychology field as a defense mechanism….
‘Tin foil hats’ is an example.
Projection can be intentionally weaponized offensively, including scapegoating, for any number of reasons – for example, when monopoly industries fund academic researchers, when shareholders of media outlets own telecom stock, and when the media is dominated by telecom industry advertising.”
3) Some of you have found the instructions for writing ISED confusing. Below is a sample. The key thing is that you send your comments as an attachment even if you also write them in the body of the letter. A good example of what to include is in the letter below such as the copying of the various ministers and to blind copy Dr. Sears at: firstname.lastname@example.org and me at: email@example.com if you would like to share. I’ve highlighted the items to include. Elizabeth May is Linda’s MP, so include yours in her place.
Your letter can be much simpler without all the articles and links. Using the first sentence alone would suffice.
Remember — it’s the number of letters they get that is important.
Support the call for a MORATORIUM on radiofrequency spectrum expansion
“Did you know Canada completely lacks environmental protection against radiofrequency radiation? There is no evidence that this untested technology is safe in the long run. Pausing sales that would add higher frequencies and increase “wireless” radiation is the only prudent choice.”
From: Linda Floyd (name given with permission)
Cc: “The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, MP” <firstname.lastname@example.org>, “The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change” <email@example.com>, “The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, MP, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry” <firstname.lastname@example.org>, “Elizabeth May, MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands” <email@example.com>
Sent: August 27, 2022
Subject: LRFloyd Comments to ISED re Planned Auction for Sale of mmWave Areas
Reference: Canada Gazette, Part I, Volume 156, Number 25, June 18, 2022, Notice No. SPB-001-22:
Consultation on a Policy and Licensing Framework for Spectrum in the 26, 28 and 38 GHz Bands
Please do not allow the sale of these dangerous High Frequency mmWave areas that telecoms want to use for 5G. The military use 5G for weapons! 5G is extremely harmful to all living things, including human beings.
There are many Stop 5G Appeals and Petitions by scientists, researchers and ordinary citizens to governments around the world, including Canada. Here’s a small sample:
I have attached some important documents below.
Linda R Floyd
Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters/Citizens for Safer Tech
“Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.” Alexander Graham Bell