Our legislators should be supporting safer, faster, more reliable and secure WIRED infrastructure all the way to the home/schools/premises as described in this policy paper dated May 2018:  “Reinventing Wires: The Future of Landlines and Networksfrom the National Institute For Science, Law & Public Policy in Washington, D.C.

July 10, 2019 Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers signed the 5G Bill (Act 14) despite opposition from Wisconsinites at public hearings and letters from citizens, doctors, scientists and researchers to Governor Evers warning him of the harm 5G will bring to Wisconsinites and the environment.

September 26, 2018 The Federal Communications Commission (FCC)  refused to wait for Congress to approve the controversial fast-tracking of 5G. Instead, the FCC voted to adopt its own rule that overrides local control and streamlines approval and deployment of technology and infrastructure required to support the massive 5G rollout.  Cities are suing the FCC

March 15, 2018 – Michigan Senator Patrick Colbeck, an aerospace engineer, provides testimony to the legislature indicating 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT) are biologically hazardous, and reminds his colleagues it is their primary duty to protect public health over technological convenience or economic growth.

October 5, 2017 – “Taxpayers will be subsidizing construction of the network for these for-profit wireless providers,” – Karen Dettmer, City of Milwaukee Not In My Back Yard:  Residents Push Back Against Cell Towers as Industry Moves Toward 5G

2013 – Laws were slipped into Wisconsin’s 2013 Budget Bill, Mobile Tower Siting Regulations, without public hearings, that removed what little control communities retained under the 1996 Telecommunications Act to make choices about macro cell tower siting.  These laws allowed macro cell towers to be placed near homes and schools, sometimes only 25 feet from lot lines.  Sadly, many Wisconsin churches have chosen cell towers as a revenue stream over their neighbors’ health.  Across Wisconsin, residents have been saying NO to cell towers near homes and schools.

Wisconsin Communities That Have Fought Cell Towers:

Wisconsin Residents – Are you concerned about cellular radiating antenna right outside your bedroom window? Or property value decline?  Perhaps, your concern is cyber security or the impact of wireless radiation on wildlife, particularly birds and bees?  Telecom companies should not be allowed to override local municipal control.

Go to the Take Action page to see how you can help!  This cannot be done with YOUR voice being heard.

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