By B.N. Frank
In February telecom representatives gave congressional testimony that they had no scientific evidence that 5G is safe.
Regardless, The City of Brotherly Love – where U.S. Founding Fathers originally met, discussed, debated and formed this country – now has 1,824 small cell towers installed and more may be on the way.
So much for Philadelphia freedom…
From The Inquirer:
On a walk around Society Hill, attorney Paul Boni looked up at 38th Parallel Place and Spruce Streets and was surprised to see a big brown box with wires hanging on a city light pole. He looked around the neighborhood. There was more of them, seemingly every block.
“My initial reaction,” Boni said, “was what government spy technology is this?”
Boni put the question of the boxes’ provenance to Curious Philly — the forum through which we answer queries from readers about the city and region — and here’s what we found.
They’re new small cell antennas for mobile coverage, a Philadelphia official said after reviewing photos that Boni emailed to the Inquirer.
And Philadelphia residents will start seeing more — many more — of them.
So far wireless providers have installed 1,824 small cells in Philadelphia in public rights-of-way. But that’s only the leading edge of an invasion.
Over the next decade, AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint will each hang several thousand small cells on light and utility poles around the city, part of an infrastructure project that will entail an estimated 800,000 small cells nationwide.
The first 5G court case was won last year in England after residents became sick and women delivered stillborn babies.
Apparently not so much in Philly…
Oh Philadelphia freedom shine on me,