By B.N. Frank
Reports have indicated that 4G service is still more private, reliable and secure than 5G (see 1, 2, 3). American 5G opposition has been ongoing due to concerns about property value (see 1, 2, 3, 4), public safety (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9), health (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10), cybersecurity (see 1, 2), privacy (see 1, 2, 3), economic, and/or environmental risks (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5). In fact, lawsuits have been filed against deployment on Earth (see 1, 2, 3, 4) and in space.
From Fierce Wireless:
Verizon’s current fiber rollouts are all connected to 5G
When you think of Verizon and fiber, you tend to think of Fios, which is a fiber-based brand in the Northeast U.S. that bundles connectivity, voice and video. But Verizon has other fiber, as well, including long-haul routes. And the company is currently deploying lots of fiber as part of its 5G roll-outs.
Aparna Khurjekar, president of Verizon Business Markets, said, “All the 5G nodes need fiber. We are very aggressive in laying out fiber and 5G in the right places. It [fiber] is always associated with 5G. We believe 5G is the future of bandwidth connectivity.”
Verizon and AT&T vie for the most fiber in the United States with each having more than 800,000 route miles, according to analysts at Cowen.
As part of its 5G/fiber rollouts, Verizon is also looking to help close the digital divide. And it sees fixed wireless access (FWA) as a technology to help with that. In an announcement earlier this year, Verizon said, “Laying fiber cable over long distances and wide areas is expensive and difficult, but 5G wireless broadband could prove a worthwhile investment for those communities.”
It said rural homes and businesses, where 5G becomes available, could get fast wireless internet through 5G FWA services.
Verizon Business FWA
Besides using FWA to help close the digital divide, Verizon Business is touting the technology to its small and medium business customers as a replacement to cable and legacy telecom connections.
Verizon Business is currently offering its 5G Business Internet FWA service in parts of 54 U.S. cities.
Of FWA, Khurjekar said, “We’re seeing a lot of interest in the mid-size market. It started with Business Internet being a backup or temporary solution.” But now businesses are replacing plain old telephone service (POTS) lines with the fixed wireless service.
Business who switch their connectivity from another provider get a credit of up to $1,500 to offset early termination fees.
Verizon also offers 4G FWA service to businesses. “We want to blanket the U.S.,” said Khurjekar. “Wherever we have wireless 4G today, we’re open for Business Internet as well.”
In 2019, telecom executives gave U.S. congressional testimony that they had NO independent studies proving that 5G is safe.
Later in 2019, then presidential candidate Joe Biden was confronted with this fact and said:
WATCH: A woman in Iowa tells @JoeBiden the 5G in the area is making people sick and their “minds are breaking down.”
— Bo Erickson CBS (@BoKnowsNews) December 29, 2019
So far, there has been no indication that anyone in now President Biden’s administration has ordered 5G be “studied thoroughly”.
Americans opposed to 5G may click here to sign a letter asking the Biden administration to stop deployment.
Activist Post reports regularly about 5G and other unsafe technology. For more information, visit our archives and the following websites:
Americans for Responsible Technology
5G Space Appeal
Stop 5G International
Wireless Information Network
Electromagnetic Radiation Safety
Environmental Health Trust
Physicians for Safe Technology
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