Link5G ‘Jumbo’ Pole Walking Tour

Street scene with Link5G Pole outside Trader Joe's, Lower East Side, Manhattan
Link5G Pole outside Trader Joe’s, Lower East Side, Manhattan

Join Us Saturday, September 24

Global 5G Day on the Lower East Side

Dear Friends of Safe Technology,

These Jumbo Link5G poles have started to make their way across our neighborhoods.  They were first only approved for commercial and manufacturing zones, and yet it did not take very long for them to appear in residential areas.  The initial selling points would be that they would be targeting the under-served, so as to provide more equitable access to the internet and emergency and long distance calling. This is after the city uprooted all the old wire based public pay phones and neglected to ensure the build out of fiber optic wires, that were supposed to go to every premises by 2014.

The only restriction for these jumbo poles is that there be only one allowed per city block!  That means these could conceivably be on every corner, wherever old pay phones used to sit, or been replaced by LinkNY kiosks. According to DoITT’s Link5G design proposal, it is only if they are not placed at one of these pre-existing sites that DoITT would consult with the relevant Community Board, Council Member, Borough President, and BID and offer a 60-day comment period before it is built. If you live near or above an old pay phone or LinkNYC kiosk, it is possible you will have a jumbo pole appear without warning outside your door.

These 32’ high eye sore poles will have antennas from multiple tenants, for multiple technologies, Wi-Fi, millimeter wave 5G, sub-6 GHz 5G and 4G LTE. The millimeter range frequencies are higher than most of our consumer meters can measure. But measurements so far have been high, and we can be sure we will be exposed to a greater variety and density of wireless radiation.

So please join us for a Jumbo Pole walking tour this Saturday, September 24 on the lower east side, where we have uncovered 3 within a 10 block distance. 

We will act in concert with “Global 5G Day,” and those in Europe who are aiming to get 1 million signatures to take to the UN and European Parliament to roll back this technology. 

This is our current schedule:

3-4pm – Jumbo pole by Trader Joe’s at 400 Grand (at Clinton Street)

4-4:30pm – Jumbo pole at Grand & Essex Streets by the Pickle Guys

4:30-5pm –  Jumbo pole at East Broadway and Rutgers Street on the Seward Park side across from Wu’s Dumpling King

Please refer to the map below and ask us if you might have any questions. 

Hope to see you there!

New Yorkers 4 Wired Tech

Transportation info:

Subway F J M Z to Delancey Essex Street Stop, B D to Delancey & Christie

Bus M15 bus along 2nd Avenue best stop seems to be Hester Street and Allen, one stop after Delancey and before Canal.  Or Delancey if you are on an Express.

The M14 crosstown also comes all the way down Grand.  Get off at Clinton Street to get to Trader Joe’s.

Some more background on the topic:

Flyers you can hand out can be found here and here.

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