Still Time to Contact Maryland Reps (see below). House Economic Matters Committee Video link – Thursday, Feb. 21, at 1 pm in Annapolis Starting at about 2:28:45 House Economic Matters Committee Chair Dereck Davis, introducing his bill, HB 654. It’s worth listening to him to understand the remarkably un-democratic dynamics on this issue. He seems to insist that local governments all across Maryland must appease industry to speed up the rollout of 5G. He seems […]Continue reading
Local Voices Should Speak Louder than ISPs (Common Cause Maryland)
Large wireless carriers like Verizon and AT&T are in the process of deploying the next generation of wireless broadband technology known as “5G.” 5G will use infrastructure called “small cells” that will be deployed on street lights, poles, buildings, and homes to boost wireless signals. Local communities through their elected officials have a lot of power to oversee the deployment process for broadband infrastructure including 5G. In communities across Maryland, citizens and local government have […]Continue reading
SMALL CELL TOWER ALERT – URGE STATE REPS NOT TO GUT TAKOMA PARK PROTECTIONS!
SMALL CELL TOWER ALERT – URGE STATE REPS NOT TO GUT TAKOMA PARK PROTECTIONS! State of Maryland Bill HB 654 Would Severely Restrict Local Control of Cell Towers — Other Pending State Bills HB 1020 & HB 474 Also Undermine Local Control Please Call and Send Emails to Key State Legislators to Oppose These Bills. And speak out at Public Hearing in Annapolis Thursday, Feb. 21st — Must sign up in person before Noon. (Contact […]Continue reading
Oppose HB654 – Wireless Facilities – Installation and Regulation
As a longtime Montgomery County resident who is a retired U.S. government scientist does in the letter below: Subject: Please OPPOSE HB654 “Wireless Facilities – Installation and Regulation” February 16, 2019 Dear Members of the Economic Matters Committee of the Maryland House of Delegates, Please OPPOSE HB654 entitled “Wireless Facilities – Installation and Regulation”. http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2019RS/bills/hb/hb0654f.pdf This bill would override the rights of local governments in Maryland to regulate the installation of additional sources of wireless […]Continue reading
ACTION ALERT – FEB. 12 TH , 2019!!
This is an alert from Montgomery County Coalition for the Control of Cell Towers (mc4t.org) and concerned Montgomery County residents. We all need to take immediate action. Delegate Dereck Davis, the Chair of the powerful Economic Matters Committee in the Maryland House of Delegates, has introduced a state bill – HB 654 – We believe that this bill would dismantle local zoning requirements over small cell towers. He is holding a hearing on this bill […]Continue reading