2019-07-17 Rogers’s another 5G lab in Ontario

1)   Resistance to smeter installations in Indiana — there are still many places in the US where people are keeping, or fighting to keep, their analogs. 

I & M customers voice opposition to smart meters 

“Hanauer — who handed out Citizens Action Coalition literature before a hearing conducted by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission  (IURC) — and others criticized I&M’s plans to install smarter meters at the homes of its 408,873 Indiana customers.

John Eliades, a local physician, called smart meters a possible health risk and a fire hazard.

“Several issues have come up across the country, Canada and abroad regarding the fire hazard associated with these so-called smart meters,” he told IURC members. “In most cases, when these issues appear, usually … the homeowner has to go to a lot of trouble repairing things out of their own pocket for their home that got burned.”” 

https://www.thestarpress.com/story/news/local/2019/07/16/i-m-customers-voice-opposition-smart-meters/1743646001/

2)  A video of the presentation Dr. Pall did at Surrey, with really good intro remarks.

Dangers of 5G/WIFI  — Martin Pall, PhD

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfldSblSi_I   (2 hours)

3)  Action Day Rallies have been announced for Victoria (Legislative Bldg. steps, 10-11:30am) and Vancouver both on July 27.  The Vancouver announcement in last night‘s update [2) – http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/2019-07-16-a-couple-of-excellent-interviews-drs-johansson-and-pall/] had a typo (Creekside Park, south-east corner, 2-4:30pm).  

What other rallies are being planned for the 2nd International Action Day to Stop 5G?

5G’s “Day Of Crisis Science” Recognition – Saturday, July 27, 2019

“On Saturday, July 27th[2019] parents, grandparents, cancer survivors, victims of EHS, medical professionals and scientists from across the country will come together to express their science-based health objections to the rollout of 5G.

Rallies will be held outside of wireless carrier stores to attract media attention and put pressure on big telecom companies to stop 5G deployment until such time as the technology can be made safe for everyone. Is that really such an unreasonable demand? “

https://www.activistpost.com/2019/07/5gs-day-of-crisis-science-recognition-saturday-july-27-2019.html

4)  A few weeks ago, there was an article about 5G living lab being started at the UBC campus [3) – http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/2019-06-14-major-legislative-victory-in-oregon-re-wifi-in-schools/]. Rogers is opening a similar one in Ontario to “complement” the one in BC.  We all will be living as guinea pigs in a dangerous “living lab”.

Rogers to open lab in Waterloo Region to develop commercial uses for 5G networks

“The lab, expected to open in September, will help accelerate and launch new 5G technology and commercial applications, such as smart city tech and the internet of Things, the company said in a news release Wednesday.

5G is the fifth-generation of mobile wireless technology and is expected to be significantly faster and more powerful than current 4G technology…. 

“Our partnership with Communitech is part of our work to bring together experts from universities, businesses, startups and government so our country can lead in the digital economy. This new lab will help bridge the gap between concept and testing to commercialization and market launch for Canadian applications.”

Full commercial 5G rollout is expected next year… 

The announcement is part of Rogers’ multi-year plan to bring 5G technology to Canadians. Last year, the company announced a partnership with the University of British Columbia to build a 5G hub on campus.”

https://www.therecord.com/news-story/9506703-rogers-announces-1-million-partnership-with-communitech/

5)  Some people still are confused about “5G” and what it means.  Of course, we know that right now telecoms are saying they use 5G, but this 5G means frequency of 5GHz.  5G (5th generation) is not widely used yet and if we can stop it, it never will. Here is a good article that explains 1-5 Generations along with the acknowledgement that the ultimate goal is for wireless to be as high quality and fast as fiber optic cable.

People forget that cell phones were not common until the 1990s and Wi-Fi was not common at all, especially in North America. In reality, our bodies have been exposed to the high levels of microwave radiation only for about the last 20 years. This explains why some of the long-term effects, like cancer and neurological problems that take time to develop, are only now beginning to increase.

1G vs. 2G vs.3G vs. 4G vs. 5G

“The very first generation of commercial cellular network was introduced in the late 70’s with fully implemented standards being established throughout the 80’s….

Second generation 2G cellular telecom networks were commercially launched on the GSM standard in Finland by Radiolinja (now part of Elisa Oyj) in 1991…

 The advance in technology from 1G to 2G introduced many of the fundamental services that we still use today, such as SMS, internal roaming , conference calls, call hold and billing based on services e.g. charges based on long distance calls and real time billing.”

 http://net-informations.com/q/diff/generations.html 

 

Sharon Noble, director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters 

“Any one who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices.”    ~ Voltaire

www.stopsmartmetersbc.com