2021-10-07 Fiber-to-the-home in Ontario

1) On Oct. 13, 8:00 am PT there will be a webinar devoted to radar in cars, which I’m sure will not touch on the RF issue. Recently, on the radio, I heard about internal discussions about this and how the industry expects there could be “collateral” damage to pedestrians, but that the major accidents involving cars will be reduced dramatically.

“With our upcoming webinar “The next generation of automotive radar object simulation”, we will discuss advances in automotive radar technology and how to accurately emulate a real road environment by electronically generating echoes (that represent other vehicles, road users, pedestrians, and obstacles).

Date: October 13, 2021
Time: 8:00 AM PDT / 11:00 AM EDT
Presenters: Dr. Alois Ascher, Product Manager, Signal Generators at Rohde & Schwarz and Andreas von Loesecke, Product Manager, Microwave Imaging at Rohde & Schwarz


2) Fiber to and into the home is the best source for internet services possible today, but I still have been unable to get details about the conversion of light (fiber) to electricity, which is what our devices use. In electrical conversions, for example in the smeter converting AC to DC, there is creation of harmonics/dirty electricity to which many people are sensitive. I have asked many experts about similar problems resulting from light conversion but, so far, no one seems to have an answer. This is critical information to have as fiber optic cable replaces copper lines for phones and internet across North America.

Xplornet’s Metro Loop Delivering Gigabit Internet Speed in Haldimand, Ontario

“Xplornet has been making significant private financial investment to expand our fibre optics network across rural Ontario and we are delighted that we are now offering fibre-to-the-home service, with broadband plans with speeds up to 1 Gigabit per second, to over 6,500 residents and businesses in Haldimand”, said Allison Lenehan, Chief Executive Officer and President of Xplornet Communications Inc.”


3) It is odd that so many reports about various issues, whether related to increases in skin cancers or rapid disappearance of the honeybee, speak to many possible causes but never mention the possibility that EMF could be one.


Until 2002, the American bumble bee was the most common species of bumble bee in the United States, occurring in every state except Alaska, Hawaii and Washington. But in the past 20 years its numbers have plummeted nationwide by almost 90%. It has disappeared entirely from Connecticut, Idaho, Maine, Massachusetts.

Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Wisconsin and Wyoming, and has almost vanished from New York, Michigan, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The Fish and Wildlife Service lists four threats to the existence of the American bumble bee: habitat destruction, loss of genetic diversity, climate change, and competition from nonnative honey bees. But the agency has failed to explain why any of these threats should have caused a once-abundant species to suddenly begin to vanish, throughout the United States, in the year 2002. Radiation from cell towers can explain this. 2002 is the year that what we now call 3G technology was introduced in the United States, which turned every cell phone into a computer and connected every cell tower to the Internet. The number of cell towers and cell phone users began to increase tremendously.”

Click to access Fish-Wildlife-Service-taking-comments-on-threats-to-bees.pdf


4) The final excerpts from Part 3 of the “Major Review of EMF & RF Environmental Effects by Dr. Henry Lai and Blake Levitt:

Re. Millimeter frequencies: “In wildlife, especially small thin-membrane amphibians like frogs and salamanders, even at penetration less than 1/64 of an inch (0.4 mm), deep body penetration would result. In some insect species that would equal deadly whole body resonance exposure. In a study, Thielens et al. [86], modeled three insect populations and found that a shift of just 10% of the incident power density to frequencies above 6 GHz would lead to an increase in absorbed power between 3 and 370% in some bee species, possibly leading to behavior, physiology, and morphology changes over time, ultimately affecting their survival.”

In birds, hollow feathers have piezoelectric properties that would allow MMWs to penetrate deep within the avian body cavity [88, 89]. 5G’s complex phased MMWs may also be capable of disrupting crucial biological function in other species and critical ecosystems with broad effects throughout their entire food webs.”

– ” … all small cells intended for 5G deployment, are categorically excluded by the FCC, thereby bypassing NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act) requirements despite significant studies Part 1 explored measured levels from the 1980s to today’s measured rising background RFR that should also apply to NEPA review, given the expansion of a large new technology like 5G about to make its own significant contribution. Instead, FCC categorically excluded small cells from NEPA without any examination of the unique signaling characteristics of 5G that are new to broadband telecommunications technology in the built environment, or 5G’s higher frequencies to be used widely at significant scale that may especially impact insects and birds.”

– “In conjunction with U.S. laws that are observed across borders, Canada has some strong regulations of its own such as the Species at Risk Act and the Migratory Birds Convention Act (MBCA)…. Persons, industries or other entities making any decisions (e.g., installing cell towers) that would impact the protected status of a bird species in Canada should also consult SARA.”

– “It is clear that all industrialized Western countries are trying to address serious environmental issues with more and/or less success—depending on politics, funding, and the will to act. EMF as an environmental pollutant needs to be part of that effort.”

– “Currently, environmental impacts from RFR on wildlife are not being assessed by the FCC, EPA, or the Department of Interior (DOI), nor is ELF-EMF being considered by the Department of Energy (DOE) regarding powerline exposures. However, it is important to note that precedent was set in 2014 when DOI publicly charged that the FCC’s standards for RFR from cellular towers were outdated, based on narrow thermal heating effects, and inadequate to protect migratory birds and other wildlife… under NEPA by NTIA to begin an independent research study to address the impacts of radiation from cell towers on migratory birds using the airspace. Unfortunately, efforts languished and were completely suspended under the former Trump Administration with nothing similar initiated subsequent to that as of this writing. Under NEPA, cumulative effects must include impacts from all human-related sources that affect humans, wildlife, plants, and all living organisms that depend on/use airspace for survival. The effects of EMF on flora and fauna remain widely unassessed.

– “And it is only recently that environmental nonionizing radiation has increased to measurable levels high enough to warrant investigation to all living beings. Europe, for instance, is now taking an interest in potential 5G effects and developing standards that apply to wildlife protection…. One aspect of rising environmental EMF levels may, however, spur attention—the shadow role it could be playing in global climate change. Scientists know that what occurs in the ionosphere directly affects our weather patterns—of sudden importance given the dramatic increase in satellites being deployed globally for 5G telecommunications.”

– “The technologies we have added since 1975—both ELF and RFR—which we assumed to be atmospherically benign, may not be as harmless as originally thought. The exponential growth planned for 5G broadband (including MMW) from satellites and millions of accompanying ground-based transmitters is certainly reason for caution. It is already well established that MMW bands at 60 GHz are maximally absorbed by atmospheric oxygen (O2), as well as by H2O at 24 GHz—ranges planned for 5G.”

– “Given the rising background levels in urban, rural, and some wilderness environments, EMF should be classified as an energetic air pollutant capable of adversely affecting wildlife and habitats as delineated throughout these papers.”

– “Efforts should begin to develop acceptable exposure and emissions standards for wildlife, which today do not exist. Setting actual exposure standards for wildlife will be an enormous challenge, and for some species there may be no safe thresholds, especially with 5G and MMW.

– “Historically, control over the realm of nonionizing radiation has been the purview of the physics and engineering communities. It is time that the more appropriate branches of biological science, specializing in living systems, stepped up to fill in larger perspectives and more accurate knowledge. We need to task our technology sector engineers to create safer products and networks with an emphasis on wired systems, and to keep all EMF exposures as low as reasonably achievable.


Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters

“Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.”    Theodore Roosevelt




Smart Meters, Cell Towers, Smart Phones, 5G and all things that radiate RF Radiation