The FCC

When you first step into the world of 5G and do a little research, what you start to uncover can be shocking.  How could our government deregulate and push deployment of a technology without testing or proving safety? How could they pass laws taking away our right to stop 5G cells from going up in front of our homes?  How can they grant telecom companies full access to our public rights of way, forcing the installation of this technology without any regard for whether people want to consume it? The answers to these burning question all point to the FCC (Federal Communications Commission).


Is the FCC a Captured Agency?

The definition of a captured agency is when a regulatory agency tasked with acting in the public’s best interest is instead controlled by the industry they are supposed to regulate. So, is the FCC a captured agency? Keep reading and you decide.

Tom Wheeler was confirmed as the Chairman of the FCC in November of 2013.  In January 2017, Wheeler resigned and was succeeded by Ajit Pai from January 2017 to January 2021. In January 2021, Jessica Rosenworcel was appointed as the current Acting Chairwoman of the FCC.

Why did the FCC deregulate this technology instead of promoting safety? The following graphic provides some background and insight as to why this is happening.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Outdated FCC Public Exposure Guidelines

Given the respective backgrounds of each FCC Chairman, it’s probably not surprising to learn that in April 2020, the FCC made the irresponsible decision not to update their wireless radiation public exposure guidelines that were established in 1996. These public exposure guidelines were enacted 25 years ago and are still based on 2G technology that was in use at that time. Since then, there have been multiple developments in wireless technology, but the FCC has not made public health and safety a priority, as it has failed to revise the guidelines to address 3G, 4G and 5G wireless technology developments. Please read the following article for more details regarding the revolving door at the FCC: “Captured Agency: How the Federal Communications Commission Is Dominated by the Industries It Presumably Regulates”


The FCC’s Forced Agenda

The FCC’s website  states that they are responsible for “public safety and homeland security”. However, the FCC forced their agenda to approve access of Ligado Networks, a wireless technology corporation, to repurpose the L-band spectrum of wireless frequencies for use in a nationwide 5G network despite strong objections from several government departments, federal agencies, the military, and members of Congress.

Corporations, along with bipartisan leadership stood together to tell the FCC to reverse this ruling because it could disrupt military signals and other important GPS signals that operate on the L-band spectrum. Since GPS signals are a critical part of our National Security system, it is vital that these signals and the frequency bands on which they operate are not compromised.

The parties opposed to Ligado’s plan for the L-band spectrum, include the following agencies and organizations: the Department of Defense, Department of Commerce, Department of the Interior, Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Energy, Department of Transportation, NASA, the National Science Foundation, and the Federal Aviation Administration. The FCC received additional disapproval from the military, including the Coast Guard, Air Force, Army and Navy, as well as from a coalition of corporations who asserted that the FCC’s nine year review of Ligado’s various proposals should not be approved. Corporations in opposition to the FCC ruling include Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, Lockheed Martin Corp, Iridium Communications Inc, and FedEx Corporation.

How is it possible that the FCC can blatantly disregard the warnings they were given from so many experts and leaders? The U.S. Attorney General William Barr clearly explains the motivation behind the FCC approval of Ligado’s plan and plainly states that it’s about “…reducing the cost and time it will take to deploy 5G throughout the country…”.


Landmark Lawsuit by Environmental Health Trust (EHT) & Children’s Health Defense (CHD)

Environmental Health Trust (EHT), along with the Children’s Health Defense (CHD) and CHD’s Chairman, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., have filed a landmark lawsuit against the FCC for its refusal to update its 24 year-old guidelines.  Dr. Anthony Miller, M.D. (Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto, and Advisor to the WHO – World Health Organization) states that if the WHO were to reevaluate the effects of radio-frequency radiation today “it would be placed in class 1 i.e. a human carcinogen and  governments could not possibly ignore that.”

Could it be that the FCC knows that if they updated their guidelines and really studied the effects of the wireless frequencies that they would never be allowed to deploy 5G wireless or be able to continue to expose the public to current levels of wireless radiation from 4G?


Letters and Appeals to the FCC

The FCC’s failure to ensure the proper safety studies were done before unleashing 5G wireless technology on our country is not in line with their responsibilities as stated on their website to enforce “public safety and homeland security”. It appears that the FCC considers profits for telecom and its associated parties far more important than public health, privacy, property values, and safety. The FCC’s grossly outdated and inadequate exposure guidelines must be updated and be based on independent scientific studies.

More than ever, we need officials at all levels of government to step up and insist that the FCC do its job as it was initially intended: to prioritize and protect the health and safety of US citizens. Fortunately, many officials are becoming more aware of the serious risks that the 5G wireless rollout presents and are speaking out on behalf of their constituents. Please take a moment to read the following list of letters from government officials and medical professionals questioning the impacts that 5G technology will have on public health and safety in communities across the US.