Saturday, July 16, 2016

FCC passes 5G, allows landline elimination/"The Doctors" episode on Wi-Fi allergy

FCC passes 5G, allows landline elimination  "The Doctors" episode on Wi-Fi allergy

Hi Everyone,

Sad news - the FCC passed 5G unanimously, without any mention of health effects.  What was mentioned though was that local governments will be forced to accept small cell sites.  (Because of the shorter transmission distances of 5G and the weaker penetrability through walls at the higher frequencies in 5G, there will be many times more small cell sites than large cell towers.  I.e. if your city has 30 large cell towers, you can expect at least a couple hundred small cell sites IN ADDITION to the 30 large cell towers already in place to fully deploy 5G.  These small cell sites can be placed on light poles, telephone poles, and likely will be placed on government buildings and schools)   

Very likely that Alzheimer's, autism, ADHD, asthma, autoimmune disease, diabetes, gliomas, will continue to increase at even faster than current rates.  

Thanks to everyone who worked on trying to stop 5G.  It took several decades from the time that cigarettes became popular before they were recognized as cancer causing in the US.  Nazi Germany was the first to recognize the link between cigarettes and lung cancer.  The US however included cigarettes with military rations in World War I, II, and Vietnam War until 1975.
(Tobacco was a major industry in the US)

FCC is also permitting telephone providers to do away with landlines and transitioning to VOIP and wireless. Please see press release below from FCC. 
However, on the bright side, the issue of electrosensitivity is getting more attention (symptoms like headaches, ears/hands feeling warm from cell phone use, sleeping problems, digestive problems).  "The Doctors" show interviews Dr. Lisa Nagy, an MD who also suffered from electrosensitivity (thanks Barb for sending) - please see 5 minute excerpt from the episode


For Immediate Release
New Framework Will Expedite Transitions While Ensuring Crucial Features Remain

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2016 – Landline phone network technology is changing rapidly, and today, the Federal Communications Commission further updated its rules to help ensure that consumers, industry and the economy reap the benefits of this ongoing, innovative transformation.

Today’s action will eliminate outdated, unnecessary regulations and establish clear criteria that can expedite the review process required when providers update service from legacy to modern voice technologies. The new framework will give carriers the clarity they need to transition quickly to innovative services and at the same time ensure continued protections for consumers, competition, public safety and universal service, all important values that must endure even as technology changes.

Voice service providers are transitioning from legacy network technology – known as time-division multiplexing or TDM – to service using internet protocol (IP) technology and wireless. The FCC has authority under Section 214 of the Communications Act to protect consumers when service is discontinued, but a review processes without clear standards could needlessly slow beneficial technology transitions.

Under the new rules, a company’s application to discontinue legacy TDM-based voice service in a technology transition can be automatically granted in 30 days if the applicant meets a clear, objective, three-pronged test.  This test recognizes that while many consumers have welcomed new services, legacy technologies remain relevant for others. The test expedites transitions in which:

- Network performance, reliability and coverage is substantially unchanged for customers
- Access to 911, cybersecurity and access for people with disabilities meets current rules and standards
- Compatibility with a defined list of legacy services still popular with consumers and small businesses, including home security systems, medical monitoring devices, credit card readers and fax machines, subject to sunset in 2025, is assured.

While the test sets clear, achievable benchmarks, it also provides flexibility by recognizing that a shift from traditional networks to new technologies will never be a purely apples-to-apples comparison. The test is voluntary for carriers. Requests for discontinuance can also be reviewed through the FCC’s normal adjudicatory channels.

A Declaratory Ruling section of the item grants a petition by the United States Telecom Association that reduces regulatory burdens for traditional local voice providers by finding that they are no longer dominant in the market for connecting local callers to long-distance networks.

The increasing popularity of mobile wireless, cable Voice over IP services and regulatory changes combined to erode the dominant position of local carriers in the market for interstate switched access.

Finally, the item includes an Order on a Petition for Reconsideration addressing a technical correction suggested by TelePacific regarding the timing of service discontinuance for competitive service providers when the local phone company transitions away from copper networks.

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