Verizon Wireless To Test Higher Frequencies

August 18, 2017 1 min read

A picture of a Verizon Wireless store

 If you read the headline and thought “fake news!” or “clickbait headline”, then unfortunately you’d be wrong.  

Verizon Wireless reapplied for permission to saturate two towns, Euless, Texas and South Plainfield, New Jersey, with 28 GHz frequencies in order to test new prototype wireless equipment.

Verizon’s Application with the FCC

On August 10th, 2017, Verizon Wireless reapplied to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for permission to fry the residents of two towns with a total of 18 experimental prototypes from 5 different manufacturers:  Ericsson, Intel, Qualcomm, Samsung, and Nokia.

The stated purpose in the application is no different from the one from last time: to “Understand the characteristics of mmWave operating bands, specifically 28 GHz, including channel bandwidths, and U/L ratios for residential/commercial deployments,”

To get a slightly better understanding of what and how mmWave is used currently and their plans for it in the future, watch members of Qualcomm explain it:

The operation is slated to start on August 28th, 2017 and last until February 20th, 2018.  That is right around six months and plenty of time for that amount of electromagnetic radiation to negatively impact the health and lives of the residents.

And why test this around humans to begin with when there are plenty of uninhabited sites to play with these new frequency and bandwidth speeds?  It’s reckless at best and completely unnecessary.

Josh Bare
Josh Bare

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