Tucson, AZ

Tucson sWTF Strategies — Dec 17, 2020

Link to the Definitive Proof: Wireline Broadband and Wireless Broadband Are NOT Functionally Equivalent Services

The Dec 16, 2020 Chandler, AZ Video is here; AZ State Bill HB.2365 is here.
Correction: Jessica Rosenworcel is the FCC Commissioner who will likely be named FCC Chair in Jan, 2021; Erica Rosenberg is the top FCC NEPA staff Attorney.


AZ State Rep. Hannley re: 4G/5G WTF Infrastructure Zoominar — Sept 30, 2020
Tucson City Council Meeting — Nov 17, 2020

Wireline broadband information service is far superior to wireless broadband information service. Of critical importance, wireline broadband information service by copper, coaxial or fiber optic cables (directly to the premises) IS NOT a “functionally equivalent service” to wireless broadband information service, as seen in the following table and in the definition recognized by U.S. Supreme Court Case No. 03-1601, CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES et al. v. ABRAMS (2005)

Definition of functionally equivalent services:

“When utilizing the term ‘functionally equivalent services‘ the conferees are referring only to personal wireless services as defined in this section that directly compete against one another.”

Definition of personal wireless services:

“commercial mobile services, unlicensed wireless services, and common carrier wireless exchange access services;”

FTTP Broadband and Wireless Broadband Are NOT Functionally Equivalent Services

Wireline FTTP Broadband Wireless Broadband
Data Medium Wireline glass fiber Wireless through the air
Spectrum Visible Light Microwave
Frequencies Terrahertz Megahertz
Frequency Ranges 405,000,000,000,000 Hz
790,000,000,000,000 Hz
600,000,000 Hz
86,000,000,000 Hz
Frequency Ranges 405 × 1012 Hz to 790 × 1012 Hz 600 × 106 Hz to 86,000 × 106 Hz
Wireless Interference None Ubiquitous
Data capacity Huge Limited
Download speed 1,000 Mbsp down 25-100 Mbsp down
Upload speed 1,000 Mbsp up 5-10 Mbsp up
Latency 1-5 mill-seconds 10-50 ms
Energy-efficiency Extremely efficient Extremely inefficient
More Frequent Installation Underground On poles
Less Frequent Installation On poles Underground
Ease of date capture Difficult Easy
Security Much more secure Much less secure
National Security More reliable Much less reliable
Electromagnetic Pulse Attack Survives Does not survive
Fire: Natural or Attack Survives Underground Does not survive=
Health Effects None Many Proven*
Biological Effects None Many Proven*
Environmental Effects None Many Proven*
Impacts in/from PROW None Significant**

* Link to tens of thousand of peer-reviewed studies — established science that proves Negative Health, Biological and Environmental Impacts of RF microwave radiation exposures

**Link to safety, privacy and property value harms from Wireless Telecommunications Facilities (WTFs) installed near homes