Letter: ‘5G is not fulfilling its promises’

January 12, 2023

While the article “5G is here’ say Ashland officials with telecom ordinance pending” (Jan. 6) immediately notes in its opening that 5G promises “faster speeds (and) reduced signal lag” and focuses on Acting City Attorney Doug McGeary’s promotion of 5G at length, the reader is yet unaware that 5G is not fulfilling its promises and that this is never mentioned in mainstream media.

What is also not mentioned are the thousands of scientists — medical doctors and personnel, engineers, biologists, etc. — worldwide who have petitioned local and national governments for a moratorium on 5G because its effects on humans and the environment have never been studied. 

Further, safe emission levels set by the FCC were set in 1996 on science used in the ’80s.

Attorney McGeary’s obvious promotion and favoring of the big tech industry offerings calls into question what exactly is his idea of protecting the city of Ashland and its residents.

Miriam Reed, Ph.D.


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Bert Etling

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Bert Etling is the executive editor of Ashland.news. Email him at betling@ashland.news.
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