1) With the rollout of 5G and the use of higher frequencies, events caused by interference are endangering aviation around the world. There have been many documented incidents, just as pilots and the FAA predicted. But complaints that banning these frequencies near airports could affect Wi-Fi reception are being considered significant. Apparently, many think being able to download a movie a few seconds more quickly is more important than flying safely.
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Industry Experts Say 5G Ban Near Airports May Cause Millions of Residents to Not Have Access to It
“5G warnings and opposition has limited, slowed, and/or stopped deployment worldwide – including near airports in the U.S. … and India due to significant interference issues with aviation equipment. In fact, last month the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that it had documented 100+ incidents of potential 5G aviation interference. In India, the Department of Telecommunications seems even more determined to prevent these types of situations.”
FAA Has Documented 100+ Incidents of Potential 5G Aviation Interference
2) Consumers, as well as the telecoms, have been disappointed with 5G which has been overly promoted as being so extremely fast. Not included in this article, but admitted by telecoms elsewhere, fibre optic cable is far superior in all regards. Because of this disappointment, hype for 6G is not being taken seriously.
The 5G hype cycle is cooling enthusiasm for 6G
“Doubts about 6G’s prospects are emerging amid complaints of 5G’s low uptake and limited coverage in Europe and North America….
… for all the marketing budget telcos have thrown at promoting 5G, its rollout has so far proven disappointing. Anecdotal evidence suggests that consumers have yet to see any benefits from the new network standard.”
3) The annual update letter from the CEO of Fiber Broadband Association, Gary Bolton, expresses optimism about bringing more fiber optic cables to homes in the US and Canada — not just to poles on streets. To read his letter, go to the website (link below) and read the Announcement for Jan. 3, 2023.
“2022 was a record year on every measure for accelerating fiber connectivity in America. The industry deployed fiber to 7.9M homes, surpassing the previous record set in 2019. Fiber is now deployed to 68.3M homes, reaching nearly 50% penetration in the U.S. Given this past year was the beginning of the largest investment cycle in the history of our industry, the Fiber Broadband Association (FBA) and its members are ready to take fiber even further.…
Our big public policy victory for 2022 was clearly winning the battle of the last mile technologies. As soon as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act became law, FBA teamed with NTCA and Cartesian to develop our wildly popular Broadband Infrastructure Playbook to help ensure that every State and Territory was prepared when the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) was issued. We provided advance drafts of the Playbook to NTIA during its development. We also submitted lengthy comments to NTIA, arguing for a fiber-first approach for awarding support for deployment projects. As a result of our advocacy and that of our allies, on May 13, 2022 the US Department of Commerce and NTIA, in issuing the BEAD program NOFO, declared that projects using “end-to-end fiber-optic architecture” will be prioritized for the $42.45B in broadband infrastructure funding. In addition, we succeeded in having the Treasury Department maintain in its final rules for the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) broadband funding the requirement that eligible projects meet or exceed 100 Mbps symmetrical service, and Treasury encouraged recipients to “prioritize investments in fiber-optic infrastructure wherever feasible.” We were extremely pleased how well the NOFO, and the Treasury Department rules aligned with our efforts. In 2023, FBA will focus on ensuring these gains are not reversed in the face of promoters of other technologies. Of course, the decisions of NTIA and Treasury fully accounted for the vast advantage fiber has in terms of performance, reliability, security, and being future-proof.”
Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters/Citizens for Safer Tech
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