It almost seems unconventional to have my first post at the nuklear tree be a reprint of an email circulating in one of the most activist cities in all of America when it comes to wireless build out, Encinitas, California.
But then again, we like unconventional here at the nuklear tree.
The Big Telecom Swindle
The consolidation of wealth and power taking place during this pandemic is unprecedented. It’s happening behind the scenes and its not making national news on purpose.
It’s imperative we look behind the virus and see how the actions taken by our elected representatives moving forward will shape our future with safe technology and ensure protection over profit.
I urge you all to continue getting informed about 5G and discussing the importance and urgency with those in your circle of influence.
The whistle blower audio recording below is fascinating.
Its our duty as citizens to hold our representatives and these mega-corporations accountable – Thanks for standing in the fire with us and doing your part!
Unified we are powerful beyond measure.
If you’ve paid a phone bill any time in the last thirty years, you may have noticed a lot of little fees on your bill for things you probably didn’t understand. Access fees, line maintenance charges, surcharges, and more. But who got that money? And what were they supposed to do with it?
To find out, Americans for Responsible Technology founders, Patti and Doug Wood, spoke with former telecom industry analyst turned consumer watchdog, Bruce Kushnick, about how state regulators allowed phone companies to charge these extra fees in return for a promise to connect everyone in their service area to high-speed broadband via fiber-optic cable.
But the telecoms never built the fiber-optic network.
Instead, they used “creative” accounting to divert the money into their wireless networks, which were much more profitable. Meanwhile, the digital divide, the rural divide, and the homework divide all got worse, preventing millions of Americans from accessing broadband services.
Now these same telecom companies are still asking Congress for billions more in taxpayer dollars to connect everyone to wireless networks, which are inherently less secure, less reliable, more expensive, and come with significant documented health risks. (And since the telecoms have to run fiber-optic cables to support wireless antennas anyway, it’s not likely that their wireless agenda will address the digital divide issues they’ve promised to fix for decades.)
Take a minute to send a message to Congressman Mike Levin.
Sample letter / Copy, paste, send:
Dear Mr. Levin,
I’m writing to ask that you hold telecom accountable and protect the citizens in your district and around the county.
I urge you to not to support any emergency funding for the expansion of wireless networks at this time.
There has been no testing by industry and the FCC is a captured agency…like many others.
We ask that you take a stand against corporate and governmental corruption.
Americans have already paid billions in extra fees on our phone bills to finance a national fiber-optic network promised by the telecoms decades ago, but the telecoms never built it.
Instead, they’ve used the money to build out their wireless networks which are much more expensive for consumers and more profitable for their own companies.
The future will demand a updated network for more data and faster speeds…this system must be wired with fiber optic cable.
Please address this issue with your staff and fellow Congressmen and women to redirect this historic bait and switch move by the Telecom companies.
We will be watching and expecting swift action on this urgent and important issue facing us all.
Your name here
Also…please take action on this today…we’re asking for your help in bringing this major news story to the attention of legislators in Washington and in your own community…
IMPORTANT first step: Send an email to the FCC’s secretary, Marlene H. Dortch, and demand that the FCC stop giving any additional funding to telecom companies until they complete the national fiber-optic network they promised us and that we paid for.
Stop 5G Encinitas thanks you for your support and action.
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