Millions of small cells are to be built near our homes in the name of 5G.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) estimates that hundreds of thousands of these wireless antennas will be built in our rights-of-way, directly in front of our homes.
Communities are being told that it is necessary to build “small cell” towers in neighbourhoods in order to offer 5G, a new technology that will connect the Internet of Things (IoT).
A large and growing body of research clearly indicates that wireless frequencies – at levels that are legal and considered “low”- is associated with harmful effects.
At the local, state, and federal levels, new legislation, and new zoning aim to streamline the installation of these 5G “small cell” antennas in public rights-of-way.
5G “small” cell antennas are not “small.”
“Small” cells is an industry word. It means a shorter cell tower close to homes and schools. Each “facility” will have transmitting wireless antennas and often ugly bulky equipment.
The FCC has estimated over 800,000 new “small” cells to be installed throughout the USA.
Millions are planned worldwide. Antennas will be placed on:
5G antennas will transmit radiation differently
5G will use new “beamforming” antenna designs that create multiple streams of signal from each fixture.
Each installation can have over a thousand antennas that are transmitting simultaneously.