Congress tells FCC to reverse ruling that allows 5G, threatens to disrupt military – or it will
Pentagon and other agencies said plan could interfere with vital GPS signals.
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Bipartisan leaders of two powerful congressional committees told the Federal Communications Commission to reverse a ruling allowing a Virginia company to activate a 5G network that could disrupt military and other GPS signals.
The leaders of the House and Senate Armed Services committees wrote in an appeal Wednesday that they would force the issue through legislation if the FCC does not overturn its own decision to allow Ligado Networks to implement a network on the L-band spectrum.
Ligado’s plan to use the L-band would risk interfering with signals that are important to national security, wrote Sens. Jim Inhofe and Jack Reed, along with Reps. Adam Smith and Mac Thornberry, who are the chairmen and ranking members of the two committees.
Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX), House Armed Services Committee ranking member Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) and Senate Armed Services Committee ranking member Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) — Getty Images
The four leaders noted that the country’s current most pressing concern is the coronavirus pandemic.
“But the Federal Communications Commission has used the crisis, under the cover of darkness, to approve a long-stalled application by Ligado Networks – a proposal that threatens to undermine our global positioning system (GPS) capabilities, and with it, our national security,” the leaders wrote.
The proposal from Ligado is opposed by multiple U.S. agencies, the leaders also reminded the FCC.
“The departments of Defense, Commerce, Interior, Justice, Homeland Security, Energy, and Transportation – as well as NASA, the National Science Foundation, the Coast Guard and the Federal Aviation Administration – all strongly object to Ligado’s plan.”
The committee leaders asked the FCC to cancel the Ligado ruling.
“If they do not, and unless President Trump intervenes to stop this from moving forward,” they wrote, “it will be up to Congress to clean up this mess.”
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Is the Coronavirus Linked to China’s Rollout of 5G?
February 21, 2020
Michael E. Salla, Ph.D
More than 230 scientists from 41 countries have expressed their “serious concerns” regarding the ubiquitous and increasing exposure to EMF generated by electric and wireless devices already before the additional 5G roll-out. They refer to the fact that ”numerous recent scientific publications have shown that EMF affects living organisms at levels well below most international and national guidelines”. Effects include increased cancer risk, cellular stress, increase in harmful free radicals, genetic damages, structural and functional changes of the reproductive system, learning and memory deficits, neurological disorders, and negative impacts on general well-being in humans. Damage goes well beyond the human race, as there is growing evidence of harmful effects to both plants and animals.
On April 6, 2018, an official statement on the website of the Chinese province of Hubei announced that the city of Wuhan, with approximately 11 million residents, would be the pilot city for the deployment of 5G:
A large scale 5G network engineering program will be piloted in Wuhan to accelerate the deployment of this new technology and to hopefully upgrade the IT industry, as was reported at the conference on 5G networks planning and engineering in early April.
Now that Wuhan as a pilot city to build 5G telecoms has been approved by the central government, 3,000 macro base stations and 27,000 micro base stations will soon be constructed.
By the end of 2018, the trial use of the technology will start in various pilot areas; it is expected to be accessible to users at the Military World Games in 2019.
Health professionals have been warning us about increased RF from 5G transmissions in dense urban areas, but have been totally ignored by national policy makers. There are currently plans by Chinese and US corporations to place tens of thousands of 5G satellites in space transmitting signals at frequencies that health professionals warn will negatively impact human health, and even our DNA. Space X alone plans to send 12,000 5G satellites into Earth orbit, which some activists believe “could wipe out life on Earth”.