Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai announced a $9-billion fund to help carriers deploy 5G wireless service in rural America, which is more difficult in sparsely populated areas because many small cells are required. The FCC will set aside at least $1-billion for projects facilitating precision agriculture, which allows tractors to be guided by radio signals.[No mention is made of the fact that this already is possible from GPS. All the talk is about faster signals for better communications and how to improve agriculture, but many believe the real objective is total surveillance.] -GEG
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai announced plans for a $9 billion fund to help carriers deploy 5G wireless service in rural America, which will replace an existing program that supported 4G LTE networks.
The 5G Fund will be distributed through a reverse auction and will target areas with difficult terrain or sparse populations. The FCC will set aside at least $1 billion for projects facilitating precision agriculture.
According to a report released by the FCC this week, the previous Mobility Fund Phase II was marred by inaccurate data provided by carriers. Based on speed tests conducted over nearly 10,000 miles of driving, FCC staff determined that “coverage maps submitted by certain carriers likely overstated each provider’s actual coverage and did not reflect on-the-ground experience in many instances.”
PM Netanyahu says his government is having success lobbying friendly countries to stop the ICC from investigating alleged war crimes. The ICC prosecutor says there is enough evidence to investigate reports of killing more than 200 Palestinians and inflicting thousands of injuries.
It is estimated that three-million people are languishing in more than 1,000 concentration camps across the country. Critics say the brutal camps are part of a genocide plot. Young men are locked up and women in the camps report being sterilized.
Fifteen states and the District of Columbia have enacted laws to allow unauthorized immigrants to obtain drivers licenses. States that issued licenses to illegal aliens received an estimated $53-million last year that would be impacted by this new legislation.
The UN is calling on the international community to provide $76-million to fund insecticide spraying of the affected areas. The UN also is warning of an ensuing plague that could last several years and would further stimulate migration.
Bezos’ project requires central banks to match his $10-billion at a rate of roughly 100 of theirs to his 1 and commit trillions more in a way that forces investors to buy Environmental, Social, and Governance (known as ESG exchange-traded funds). His $10-billion ‘donation’ could be an excellent ‘investment’.
Update: Four moderate Democrats joined Republicans in Monday’s committee vote, rejecting the legislation. Senators voted to shelve the bill for the year and ask the state crime commission to study the issue.
South Dakota Republican House Majority Leader Lee Qualm introduced legislation to end vaccination requirements for school attendance. Qualm said, “Nobody should be able to forcibly put something in someone’s body that they do not approve of.” He
President Trump campaigned on requiring employers to use E-Verify, but appears to have dropped his support. Instead, it is said his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is preparing a 600-page immigration proposal to create a more ‘business-friendly’ system.
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The California Energy Commission is forcing homebuilders to include solar panels in new construction, which will take full effect in two years and will help the state meet its Agenda 21 goal of supplying 50% of its electricity with solar by 2030. Low cost housing is already in short supply, and the mandate will add as much as $12,000 to the cost of a new home. More than 30% of people in the state’s metro areas cannot afford housing in their area, and in some areas it is higher than 60%.
Colbeck says the legal process for stopping 5G installations at the local level is rigged, because it relies entirely on safety standards set by the FCC, which now is staffed by former telecommunications insiders.
Gary Gileno uncovers a slide presentation that was used in a secret vacation retreat for California mayors, city council members, city managers, and county supervisors. The slides include such things as war games in local areas, to ‘Smart City’ programs to control the population, to laws that encourage crime and allow for the early release of violent criminals.