Wireless carriers can use existing macro towers to to provide cell phone coverage, without putting hazardous antennas in our neighborhoods. For streaming and internet, wired internet (fiber optics) is faster, safer, private, and won’t lower your property value or harm you and your family.
The solution is both simple and easy — instead of more Wireless, install Wireline fiber optic cables to each home and business in Novato, which will provide much faster, more secure, more reliable and much more energy-efficient transmission of Internet and video data. Doing so would preserve the unique character of Novato and prevent the private Telecom companies from shoving these cheap, ugly, intrusive, microwave-radiation-emitting WTFs into our town.
Despite the promises of additional convenience and the unbridled hype for 5G and the “Internet of Things” (IoT), wired internet is faster, safer than wireless EVER would be. AND the FACT is that ALL internet is based on WIRED INFRASTRUCTURE, a fact the wireless industry tries to hide in order to roll out the profitable wireless grid on top of the wired infrastructure, instead of fiber to the premises. This is all about greed and the telecom industry trying to prevent local control of internet.
The primary duty of our elected officials is neither convenience, nor false promises future economic growth, but to promote and preserve the health, welfare and equal access to broadband of Novato’s residents, voters and taxpayers. That can be done only if the City doesn’t keep falling prey to the propaganda of the wireless industry, and instead invests in local control and rollout of fiber optics to the premises. Best broadband in the US is in Chattanooga, TN with city-owned fiber optics to the premises.
Read more about what’s really been going on in the wireless industry:
www.irregulators.org —read the 30 year summary of the wireless industry in their new book, “Violations and Egregious Acts”
https://gettingsmarteraboutthesmartgrid.org/wires.html –a great explanation why wireless networks are not as fast, secure, reliable, or energy-efficient as wired systems.