Letters to the Editor

Call your representatives about 5G rollout

US Cellular announced Monday, October 7, it would deploy 5G in Iowa, including Fairfield, in early 2020, stating as a main reason faster connection speeds - despite lack of evidence of any demand for them. But many very important governmental bodies in America are suing the FCC to stop 5G: National League of Cities (19,000 cities), U.S. Conference of Mayors (1,192 cities), National Association of Regional Councils (500 regional metro and regional planning organizations), National Association of Towns and Townships (10,000 towns), National Association of Telecom Associations and Advisors, five state leagues of cities (MI, TX, AZ, CA, OR), 45 cities and seven counties on their own, and other non-profit organizations around the country.

The National Association of Counties opposes the federal Streamline

Act allowing telecom firms to pre-empt local control to install 5G (scroll down to “Take Action”): https://tinyurl.com/5GvsCounties

Why such across-the-board resistance from established mainstream bodies? Due to potential for the following:

According to the prominent attorneys representing them, the 5G push attacks the U. S. Constitution, by allowing large corporations to put their equipment wherever they want without the ability of states, counties, cities and individuals to have any say whatsoever - a corporate takeover of decisions traditionally and legally reserved for local and state governments. https://tinyurl.com/5GvsLocalControl

5G units, eventually to include towers, are planned approximately every 250 feet (about every five homes) throughout residential areas, making a mockery of civic appearance and zoning laws, 10-30 percent lower property values for those homes with 5G units installed on their property: https://tinyurl.com/5GvsPropertyValue

Privacy invasion -- a new world of mass surveillance potential-- from 5G technology: https://tinyurl.com/5GvsPrivacy-1, https://tinyurl.com/5GvsPrivacy-2

Massive weakening of national security due to hacking ease and scope: https://tinyurl.com/5GvsNationalSecurity

A large body of published scientific research studies, many in cautious peer-reviewed journals, showing damage and danger, often severe, to the human physiology from non-thermal wireless radiation (vastly more than the miniscule radiation from Alliant ‘smart’ meters): https://tinyurl.com/5GvsHealth

To get an idea of what could happen when US Cellular starts rolling out 5G networks in your neighborhood, take a look at what’s happening in Switzerland today, where 90% of the population is now exposed to new 5G networks: Many people are getting sick, and they are meeting and marching in the streets to show their opposition: https://preview.tinyurl.com/5GSwissResults, https://tinyurl.com/5GSwissResult-2

To express respectful, firm, researched concern or opposition: Communicate with your City Ward Councilperson, Council at large, Mayor, mayoral candidates, and County Supervisors.

Email US Cellular executives: michael.irizarry@uscellular.com (VP and Chief Technology Officer); kenneth.meyers@uscellular.com (President, Chief Executive Officer); jeffrey.hoersch@us.cellular.com (VP, Controller); edward.perez@uscellular.com (VP, Sales), chris.bauer@uscellular.com (Media Relations), and let them know you will not purchase any 5G device.

Attend a planned local public meeting in Fairfield (to be announced).

Sincerely,

Einar and Mary Cathryn Olsen, Fairfield