Shifting Paradigms: From 5G to Wired Fiber with Martin L. Pall, PhD and Timothy Schoechle, PhD

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 7:00pm

Shifting Paradigms: From 5G to Wired Fiber
For Immediate Release – June 10, 2019
Contact Cecile Petra: 250-221-3444 or
The telecommunications industry is promoting a race to deploy and install new 5th Generation wireless technology (5G) across the nation, claiming it to be the fastest, most connected wireless innovation in history. In anticipation of 5G, telecoms are installing small cell transmitters right by our homes, with no permitted public input or consent. Yet many questions about this technology and its claims remain unanswered. What is driving this race? Do we need 5G? What are the risks, and what are the alternatives?
Between June 24 and June 29, 2019, 5G-Free Salt Spring and Let’s Connect Salt Spring are hosting two eminent experts who will share their knowledge about the biological effects of non-natural electromagnetic frequencies and 5G, and the many benefits of community-owned wired-to-the-premises fiber optics networks.
Join Us on Wednesday, June 26 from 7-9 pm at Gulf Islands Secondary School for an illuminating, interactive evening on 5G and Safe Technology – Entrance by Donation
Martin L. Pall, PhD is a Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Basic Medical Sciences in the School of Molecular Biosciences at Washington State University. He is an internationally recognized expert on the science behind 5G. His ground breaking review articles show the mechanism by which human-generated electromagnetic frequencies cause biological and health effects.
Timothy Schoechle, PhD is the author of Re-Inventing Wires, and is a global expert on wired fibre networks. He sits on several standards committees of the International Standards Organization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), and is a life member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He is a former faculty member of the University of Colorado, College of Engineering and Applied Science, and is a Senior Research Fellow at the National Institute for Science, Law & Public Policy.
Communications technology is advancing at lightning speed. Emergency, healthcare, and business services require the fastest, safest, most secure data transmission possible. What is the best way to deliver this?
Wireless networks, including 5G, are extremely vulnerable to cyber attack and data breaches. In addition, wireless systems are NOT energy efficient – manufacturing wireless tech, and transmitting and storing data wirelessly has a huge global carbon footprint.
Of immediate concern are the health and environmental risks. Ample peer-reviewed science links the non-natural electromagnetic radiation produced by wireless and cellular technologies to:
• increased cancer clusters near microwave transmitters;
• reduced pollinator activity;
• interference with bird migration;
• plant and tree cellular stress leading to increased susceptibility to drought and thus forest fire risk;
• DNA and cellular stress in all living things.
In contrast to wireless technology, wired fiber networks have the following benefits:
• Faster, more cyber-secure, and waste less energy than wireless and cellular systems. They are the environmentally sustainable choice.
• Do not expose us to harmful microwave radiation.
• Lessen our dependence on expensive data plans. Locally-controlled internet can be priced by local providers at affordable and predictable rates.
• The revenues generated by community-owned broadband fibre stay in your community.
• The social and economic advantages of fast, affordable connectivity are accessible to all.
Between June 24 and June 29, Drs. Pall and Schoechle are available to speak, free of charge, to Salt Spring-based healthcare, education, business, emergency services, and government organizations to address specific concerns unique to those areas of service and interest.
To book meetings with them, please contact Cecile Petra at 250-221-3444 or

5G-Free Salt Spring and Let’s Connect Salt Spring
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