5G IS ALL ABOUT STREAMING VIDEO AND INCREASING CORPORATE PROFITS
The telecoms are in a race to install 4G cell towers in San Mateo so that they can be easily upgraded to 5G when the technology is fully developed. If a telecom does not substantially change the dimensions of an existing cell tower, they can install 5G without providing any notice to concerned citizens.
City Council refused to include strong language regarding "closing a gap in service" in San Mateo's ordinance. It is time for a leadership change at City Hall.
LOWERING OUR PROPERTY VALUES AND INCREASING FIRE DANGERS
DOES THIS MAKE ANY SENSE?!?!
Cell towers in residential neighborhoods are eyesores that will reduce property values by up to 20%. Overcrowded wooden utility poles pose a significant, confirmed public safety danger; look at the recent news headlines regarding the Wine Country Fires. In 2017, the Sulphur fire that destroyed 162 structures was started by the failure of a PG&E owned power pole.
In 2012, Verizon, AT&T and Sprint paid $12M to settle wildfire claims as a result of the 2007 Malibu Canyon fires triggered by fallen utility poles. Southern California Edison and NextG Networks paid $51.5M for their roles in the Malibu fires.