Pandemic Bill Mandate Accelerated 5G Rollout

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • The Secure 5G and Beyond Act (S. 893) and the Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability Act (S. 1822) were signed into law in March 2020
  • The duo will accelerate the adoption of 5G, or “5th Generation,” wireless networks across the U.S. — and in so doing, force Americans to receive unprecedented levels of exposure to the millimeter wave (MMW)
  • The COVID-19 pandemic is causing unprecedented numbers of Americans to work and communicate digitally, accelerating the push for widespread 5G networks
  • The U.S. government banned the use of Chinese components in the U.S. 5G network because of surveillance fears, but privacy concerns remain
  • Once installed, you won’t be able to opt out of 5G exposure, so it’s important to voice your concerns to your local officials and vote for those who will protect communities and fight for citizens’ health and safety

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