The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is supposed to protect the public by regulating the telecom industry. Unfortunately, they don’t and haven’t been since long before the Trump administration (see 1, 2).
Thanks to The Verge for providing details and maps of where AT&T is now operating in these American cities:
When AT&T announced the launch last month, it promised its 5G network would be coming to five cities, but in the interim, the company managed to double that list to ten:
Birmingham, AL; Indianapolis, IN; Los Angeles, CA; Milwaukee, WI; Pittsburgh, PA; Providence, RI; Rochester, NY; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; and San Jose, CA. Coverage maps for the cities are available here. […]
Today’s launch is the middle type — the low-band 5G network that will effectively serve as the backbone of AT&T’s 5G coverage across the country.
The mmWave 5G+ flavor of 5G has been around for a year and is live in parts of 23 cities so far. (The extremely limited range of mmWave and its relatively poor ability to pass through buildings makes it tough to offer it on a broader level.)
But AT&T still isn’t opening up that high-band spectrum to customers just yet, instead promising that mmWave will come at “a later date.” […]
AT&T says that these ten cities are only the beginning, promising that “low-band 5G availability will continue to rapidly expand,” calling out in Boston, MA; Bridgeport, CT; Buffalo, NY; Las Vegas, NV; Louisville, KY; and New York City as specific locations as it works toward a wider nationwide rollout in 2020.
The Telecom Industry has provided NO scientific evidence that 5G is safe – however – it’s still perfectly legal for telecoms to keep installing it.
This being the case, lawsuits, opposition, and warnings continue to increase in the U.S. and worldwide for a variety of reasons in addition to biological and environmental risks (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7).
By B.N. Frank, Guest writer