2017-09-05 Telecoms, like Telus and AT&T, are manipulating customers re. fiber optic cable. We need to keep our landlines

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1)    An Atlantic Monthly article sent in by a member. Not only are wireless devices causing irreversible biological harm, they are causing psychological harm in young people.

 

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Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

“…But at the generational level, when teens spend more time on smartphones and less time on in-person social interactions, loneliness is more common.

So is depression. Once again, the effect of screen activities is unmistakable: The more time teens spend looking at screens, the more likely they are to report symptoms of depression. Eighth-graders who are heavy users of social media increase their risk of depression by 27 percent, while those who play sports, go to religious services, or even do homework more than the average teen cut their risk significantly.” 

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/09/has-the-smartphone-destroyed-a-generation/534198/ 

2)    In the UK, financial experts estimate that the huge costs for the smeter program will result in a mere fraction of savings per year.  This confirms the warnings that the benefits do not justify the costs.  Nowhere have the smeters resulted in sufficient savings to repay the costs.

Smart meters: ‘Dog’s breakfast’ that’ll only save you ‘a tenner’ – report

“Four years ago a British report revealed that the cost of installing smart meters in the UK is £390 per household, while more recent estimates are that the benefits are now as low as £11 per household, agreeing with the University of Edinburgh’s Hughes’ estimates to the Mail on Sunday. All costs for installing the UK smart meter network, from the backend systems to the consumer unit in your home, are met by hiking up your gas and electricity bills.”

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/09/04/smart_meters_more_expensive_fewer_savings/

3)    In the USA, AT&T, like Telus in BC, is being deceptive when it tells customers that they will benefit from fiber optic cable which actually is doing the opposite – bringing wireless to their home whether they want it or not, supporting the microcells and eliminating the strong, dependable copper phone lines.  If this is such a good product, why the deception and manipulation?

The Copper-Wire World of AT&T: The Reason to Investigate AT&T, Now

“AT&T’s plan is to force-march customers onto wireless service for the home instead of maintaining and upgrading the networks to fiber for residential and business customers—because it makes them more money. They can also charge by the gig instead of the more generous wireline service plans, thus make more money. At the same time, the company will privatize the data lines and dismantle the state utility, but give its own subsidiaries financial perks and benefits no other competitor can get.” 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/59adac5de4b0bef3378cda83

Letters:

A member sent this letter to the Council and Mayor of Surrey [http://www.surrey.ca/city-government/2999.aspx] as well as to the local newspaper.

From: X
Sent: September 04, 2017
To: HBSteele@Surrey.ca

Subject: Please consider motion on microcell placement

Dear ……….,

I am writing to ask you to support a resolution to petition for local authority and public consultation regarding microcell placement.

The installer on our street told me that they were installing the little white boxes because “people don’t like cell towers”.

He said the microcell does not have as much power as a cell tower, which is why there must be so many of them so close to homes.

I found out later that a UK Department of Trade and Industry study found that within 50 meters, radiation exposures from a microcell are actually higher than those of a cell tower.

Unlike cell towers, the Canadian government is allowing these transmitters to be installed in residential areas without local consultation or consent.

Local governments seem to be losing more and more autonomy in the shaping of the technological future of their communities, and choices are being made for us before we have a chance to learn about what they might mean.

I urge you to consider the motion below and assert your right for local control in where microcell towers are located on our streets.

Sincerely,
X

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Study:  “Exposures were generally greater at microcell sites than at macrocell sites when locations within about 50 m from the antennas were considered.”  (Cooper, T. G., et al. “Public exposure to radio waves near GSM microcell and picocell base stations.” Journal of Radiological Protection 26.2 (2006) 199: http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.472.7687&rep=rep1&type=pdf)

Resolution to be voted on at the September 25-29, 2017 UBCM Convention:

MOTION of Grand Forks City Council:

“WHEREAS public consultation on the placement of cell towers is mandated; and WHEREAS new technology is moving away from these large towers to  micro transmitters which do not require local government or public consultation;  THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the AKBLG request the UBCM petition relevant provincial and federal governments to mandate consultation with the land use authorities and the public regarding microcell transmitter siting within 100  meters of residences, schools and hospitals.”

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From: X
Sent: September 02, 2017
To: editorial@peacearchnews.com ; lance.peverley@peacearchnews.com

Subject: Letter to the editor re microcells and municipalities

Dear Editor:

“People don’t like cell towers, so we’re installing microcells” the installer said about the little white box on the pole so close to my home.

The microcell was not activated at first, but since it has started transmitting I have had symptoms such as headaches, muscle weakness and spasms, and insomnia.

People living near a cell tower often have neurological symptoms. What I did not know is that a UK Department of Trade and Industry [1] study found that within 50 meters, radiation exposures from a microcell are actually higher than those of a cell tower.

Unlike cell towers, the Canadian government is allowing these transmitters to be installed in residential areas without local input or consent.

If you don’t want to live near a cell tower of any size, now is the time to call or write city council members.  Urge them to support a resolution on the table at this month’s Union of BC Municipalities convention supporting more local authority over the placement of microcells on our streets.  [2]

Google “enodeb/microcell letter to government” for information.  [http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/more/5g-enodeb-microcells-small-cells/]

X
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[1]  “Exposures were generally greater at microcell sites than at macrocell sites when locations within about 50 m from the antennas were  considered.”  (Cooper, T. G., et al. “Public exposure to radio waves near GSM microcell and picocell base stations.” Journal of Radiological Protection 26.2 (2006) 199: http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.472.7687&rep=rep1&type=pdf )

[2] Resolution to be voted on at the September 25-29, 2017 UBCM Convention:

WHEREAS public consultation on the placement of cell towers is mandated; and WHEREAS new technology is moving away from these large towers to  micro transmitters which do not require local government or public consultation;  THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the AKBLG request the UBCM petition relevant provincial and federal governments to mandate consultation with the land use authorities and the public regarding microcell transmitter siting within 100  meters of residences, schools and hospitals.”

 

Sharon Noble
Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters

“Knowledge is Power.”
~ Sir Francis Bacon, 1597