5G Cell Service Is Coming. Who Decides Where It Goes?

WASHINGTON — The future of cellular service is coming to a neighborhood near you.

But who gets to decide when, where and how it gets delivered is still a heated fight.

The new technology, known as 5G, delivers wireless internet at far faster speeds than existing cellular connections. But it also requires different hardware to deliver the signals.

Instead of relying on large towers placed far apart, the new signals will come from smaller equipment placed an average of 500 feet apart in neighborhoods and business districts. Much of the equipment will be on streetlights or utility poles, often accompanied by containers the size of refrigerators on the ground. More than 300,000 cell stations now provide wireless connections, and 5G will bring hundreds of thousands — perhaps millions — more.

The prospect of their installation has many communities and their officials, from Woodbury, N.Y., to Olympia, Wash., insisting that local governments control the placement and look of the new equipment. They say that the cell stations could clutter neighborhoods with eyesores and cost the communities a lot of potential revenue.

“Residents across the country are just now beginning to understand the harms that hasty and insensitive small cell deployments can inflict on their communities,” said Jim Baller, the president of Baller Stokes & Lide, a law firm in Washington that represents municipalities on communications issues.

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Stop 5G Penticton-What you need to know

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Please share this group with family and friends and let’s preserve a healthier Penticton
This group page is dedicated to holding a public forum on the health and safety concerns of the implementing of the 5G network. 5G could require cell towers on every street corner.

I am a seriously concerned citizen of Penticton and truly love our Okanagan natural way of of life and want to preserve it so I have submitted a request for a delegation to be heard on either April 3 or 17th. and present the health concerns and as well bring in a specialists to measure the toxicity we already live in here in Penticton and will invite all City council and staff and anyone wishing to run in next elections to attend a walk about in Penticton when we measure it. It will be a recorded event so all of those interested in knowing can view the results and hold those accountable that choose to ignore it. This needs to be an election issue.
If we truly want a healthier Penticton as survey by the Smart City Challenge group then this cannot be ignored

Excessive exposure to RF radiation leads to well-documented potential harms,
especially to workers who spend time near the antenna and in the line of the antenna’s beam. At sufficient power levels and exposure duration’s, RF radiation has the ability to heat biological tissue. Thermal effects can include eye damage, sterility, and cognitive impairments.

So please get informed and share this group because knowledge is power. Here is one short video and another below it with interviews with our task force and City staff and Mayor on Smart Cities Please view them and do your own research. join our FB group Stop 5G

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and meeting of the minds –

Meeting of the Minds – Local Dialogue on Global Issues – Okanagan/Boundary)