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December 4, 2018

Are next generation “5G mini cells” safe?

Cell phone towers are a familiar site around the state. They have brought the convenience of cell phones and other wireless devices to most regions of the state.

But these, so called “macro towers” are not efficient for the next generation of wireless service commonly called “5G” technology.

The faster downloads and connectivity of autonomous cars and smart appliances will require “mini cells” much closer to the ground, potentially as close to your home and the sidewalk as the nearest utility pole (more than 230 have been already installed). It could take thousands of mini cells to bring “5G” service to everyone. But is this closer-to-the-ground higher-frequency technology safe?

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