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U.S. Marine Corps Partners with Verizon to Launch “Living Lab” to Test 5G Despite Expert Warnings

SNLS | July 23, 2020

By B.N. Frank

American opposition to 5G technology is not limited to biological and environmental risks (see 1, 2). Federal agencies have also warned that it can threaten national security, public safety, and weather forecasting accuracy. Other issues reported about 5G – base stations can overheat AND they use 2-3x more energy than 4G base stations.

Back to health risks – since 2018, there have been reports of people and animals becoming sick after 5G was turned on (see 1. 2, 3, 4). Of course, all sources of wireless exposure can and do make people sick – Bluetooth, cell phone radiation and WiFi – not just 5G. Telecom companies have also been warning investors about liability for many years. Regardless, the U.S. Marine Corps and Verizon have launched a 5G “Living Lab” anyway.

From Nextgov:

U.S. Marine Corps, Verizon Launch ‘Living Lab’ to Test 5G
Officials will explore defense applications of the maturing technology on a military base in California.

A “living lab” for exploring 5G-enabled defense applications and use cases is set in motion at the San Diego military base Marine Corps Air Station Miramar.

Verizon and the Marine Corps revealed Wednesday they’ve linked up and launched the testbed to strategically investigate fifth generation wireless technologies’ potential to facilitate and secure smart bases of the future, promote autonomous transport for Pentagon purposes—and more. The effort is underpinned by Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband service, marking the first time it’s deployed at a military base.

“In discussions with the Marine Corps on technology innovations, starting back in 2018, we saw how 5G could support future strategic initiatives,” Verizon’s Director, Mobile Solutions, Federal Sales Cornelius Brown told Nextgov Tuesday. “We then worked with MCAS Miramar to bring this 5G Ultra Wideband to the base.”

The service is already up-and-running on the site, but Brown confirmed the telecommunications company is “working with base personnel to expand coverage.” The technology enabling 5G Ultra Wideband on the base is very similar in physical outward appearance to existing antennas deployed around the U.S. today, Brown noted, but “it uses new components that will allow for future advancements for smart installations,” such as network slicing and multi-access edge computing.

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American opposition to 5G is growing. In 2019, telecom executives gave U.S. congressional testimony that they have NO scientific evidence that it is safe. Legislators in Hawaii recently introduced a bill stop 5G deployment until studies prove that it’s safe.

In fact, the majority of scientists worldwide are opposed to 5G until studies show that it’s safe. Cities worldwide AS WELL AS entire countries have taken action to ban, delay, halt, and limit installation as well as issue moratoriums (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. 13, 14).

Semper Fi.

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U.S. Marine Corps Partners with Verizon to Launch “Living Lab” to Test 5G Despite Expert Warnings

Written by SNLS





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