Understanding the Big Picture

The race to 5G is not really a race at all, except perhaps among wireless companies to see who can be first to market with their products and services. 5G will not necessarily bring broadband to under-served or rural communities; fiber-optic cable is still required to do that. It will not solve the digital divide; 5G will offer faster download speeds, but it will come at a hefty price for consumers.  And 5G will not immediately improve cell phone service, or assist first-responders in an emergency. It’s not required for autonomous cars.

Then what’s the real purpose of 5G? This massive build-out of “small cell” wireless infrastructure is to enable  telecom companies to beam their signals into homes and apartments without having to install a cable. It’s that simple. ” telecompowergrab.org

Data collected through the 5G network and the IoT/IoB

“Pay for Success” and social impact investing are poised to take over the public sector, imposing online service delivery and expansive data collection on all aspects of our lives. This 10-minute video offers a crash course on what you need to know right now. Blogged here: https://wrenchinthegears.com/2017/11/26/gambling-with-our-futures-big-data-global-finance-and-digital-life/

A PDF slide version of the presentation is here: https://wrenchinthegears.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/gambling-on-our-futures1.pdf

In this documentary, Zuboff takes the lid off Google and Facebook and reveals a merciless form of capitalism in which no natural resources, but the citizen itself, serves as a raw material. How can citizens regain control of their data?

BroadBand International Legal Action Network (bbilan.org)

Breaking News

2022-08-10 FCC Announces Rejection of Starlink’s RDOF application, denying it $885 Million

2022-08-05 FCC Opens Proceeding On Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing in Space

2022-08-02 Healthy Heavens Trust Initiative Update

2022-06-30 Commentary on China’s Analysis of Starlink as a Military Asset

2022-05-06 Motion to File Third Amended Complaint Against TRPA Filed