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FCC Rules to Force Cities to Approve Cell Towers

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has proposed new rules that will sidestep any zoning codes. The rules will force cities to approve cell towers and DAS (distributed antenna systems) and will prohibit cities from stopping wireless companies from expanding existing … Continue reading

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AT&T DAS Antennas, Palo Alto Locations

This is a DAS antenna, installed on a Palo Alto Utility pole. The antenna is shown at the top. Below the antenna are several equipment cabinets. AT&T’s original plans include 20 DAS (distributed antenna system) nodes, mounted on City of … Continue reading

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FCC’s 1996 Energy Exposure Limit for Mobile Phones Should be Updated

“Mobile phone exposure limits and testing requirements should be reassessed, according to a Government Accountability Office study The study, the culmination of a year-long review done at the urging of lawmakers, comes at a time of heightened concern about the … Continue reading

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Coming to an Electrical Substation Near You

AT&T is working with the City of Palo Alto to broaden their coverage with cell towers located in many of the electrical substations in the city. The Daily Post published a map of the locations that are being considered. If … Continue reading

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The Potential Dangers of Electromagnetic Fields and their Effect on the Environment?

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe’s May 2011 Committee Resolution 1815, from a part of the world where there is no ban on making decisions about cell towers based upon health, is important to know what our government … Continue reading

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Noise Levels of DAS Antenna Equipment

A study completed by Hammett & Edison, Inc, Consulting Engineers,  shows that the maximum calculated noise levels from this equipment at a distance of 25 feet will be 40.0 right, 42.2 front, 40.1 left and 39.5 dBA back.    Combined … Continue reading

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Palo Alto to Become Testing Spot for AT&T’s Antennas

The City of Palo Alto may be the premier testing spot for AT&T’s Distributed Antenna System (DAS) project.    DAS antennas are smaller and can be mounted on utility poles throughout the city.   AT&T is hoping that these smaller … Continue reading

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FCC Creates Order for Pole Attachment Antennas (DAS)

In April, 2011, the FCC released an order that gives non-discriminatory access to pole tops, regulated rates, and timely access to utility poles for the DAS antennas and other wireless technologies. Essentially, the order: Set a maximum timeframe of 148 … Continue reading

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World Health Organization: Cell Phone Radiation May Cause Cancer

Radiation from cell phones is “possibly” carcinogenic” to humans, according to the international expert panel at the World Health Organization.   Scientists are evaluating the safety of the cell phones and smart phones. The WHO’s International Agency for Research on … Continue reading

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PACE calls on governments to ‘take all reasonable measures’ to reduce exposure to electromagnetic fields

27/05/11  – The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), meeting in Kyiv at Standing Committee level, today called on European governments to “take all reasonable measures” to reduce exposure to electromagnetic fields, especially to radio frequencies from mobile … Continue reading

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