5G & Net Neutrality | The Future

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“There are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracks. They fear the future, mistrust the present, and invoke the security of a comfortable past which, in fact, never existed.” ~ Robert Kennedy

The midterm election on November 6, 2018 is about positioning America for the future. Our bright horizon is wide open. Real leadership will guide us onward and upward.

Trump has spent two years outlining an agenda that indicates his goal is to do a u-turn and steer America back to the 20th Century. He feels very safe in the past. His sense of security appears to be rooted in the methods that ensured his survival during the Mafia-controlled construction and development boom of the 80’s and 90’s in New York City, during which Trump’s Terminator Roy Cohn kept Trump out of jail.

But Roy Cohn is long gone. The Mafia in New York City has been sidelined. And 21st century technology changes everything. So does social media. And so will 5G.

Preparation for the 5G wave begins right now.

What is 5G? 5G (5th Generation Wireless Network) is an ultra fast and stable wireless connection to the internet with massive band widths that will remarkably lower energy consumption. This will transform home, banking, energy, transportation, entertainment, and office management capabilities…to name but a few industries. It has the potential to significantly improve the cost and effectiveness of local, state and federal governments. It will transform public education.

According to Lifewire, AT&T has tested 5G in Austin TX, Waco TX, Kalamazoo MI, and South Bend IN. AT&T and Verizon will continue their trials during the summer of 2018. 5G will expand across the country in major city by major city in 2019, and then by 2020 is expected to be available everywhere in the United States. Simultaneously, it looks like China, Japan and South Korea will be testing their 5G networks during the summer of 2018 as well. Vodafone in the UK began testing its 5G network two months ago.

The 5G rollout will launch an amazing array of new gadgets and products that will WOW American consumers and change the way we do things. Tech giants are expected to rake in billions, possibly trillions, with the 5G global transformation. Without Net Neutrality, American consumers will get the short end of the stick, paying far more for 5G and it’s services than otherwise.

Net Neutrality – an essential consumer protection in this new tech age – was wiped away by Trump and the GOP as of June 12, 2018. Consumers are now very vulnerable. So, as we head to the voting booth on November 6, 2018, it’s imperative that we understand that 5G is an “all day/ everyday” issue. It should be at the top of our list of important drivers that are compelling us to get out and vote on November 6, 2018. 5G will be the backbone of our everyday family life. Without Net Neutrality, our disposable income will be eaten up by unprecedented monthly 5G charges, or we’ll have to go without the myriad of new gadgets that will begin flooding the markets very soon.

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Net Neutrality, It’s Life or Death | Perspective

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Short memories are extremely dangerous.

The success of modern American life is based on having our free and open internet, which Obama’s FCC protected through net neutrality. We take our blessings for granted.

Supersonic speeds that connects us to the internet – any site, anywhere (with the exception of rural dead zones). Don’t you remember life before this life-changing luxury? It was such a short time ago.

Dial-up internet connection that took forever. How about 2G service? Even 3G connection was a nightmare. Life before 4G smartphones. Ugh!

When we’re traveling through rural areas with no bars, we get a dreadful reminder.

Read a few articles about what it’s like living in North Korea, Iran, Egypt, China without free and open internet and you’ll begin to really appreciate this game-changing advantage.

It’s incomprehensible that Trump and FCC Chairman Pai want to impede American innovation, restrain American business and inflict torture on our day-to-day existence  by rolling back net neutrality. Why would any American want this? There are NO ADVANTAGES to consumers in blocking our free and open internet.

We’ve felt the negative impact before.

Do you remember when the iPhone was 3G, and many of us had unlimited data plans through AT&T, and we were throttled after AT&T upgraded to 4G. It was shocking to experience a dramatic slowdown connecting to the internet once we exceeded 2 GBs. Yes, with no regulations in place, AT&T throttled consumers with unlimited data plans after we exceeded 2 GB once we upgraded to 4G phones. If we didn’t want to be throttled, we could get off the unlimited plans and pay for higher usage. (Man Sues AT&T For Throttling His iPhone Service – And Wins! ) After this consumer won his lawsuit, AT&T threatened to shut off his service.

Exactly three years later, February 26, 2015, under Obama the FCC “voted in favor of strong net neutrality rules to keep the internet open and free.” It was because of aggressive negative actions like AT&T’s, and consumer/provider battles that spanned several years, that the FCC took a stand to protect American consumers and small businesses. Corporations have proven themselves over and over agin to care only about the bottomline, harming the public without remorse.

And how about a similar hostile act just a few months ago, with Apple slowing down connection to the internet for older devices in the hopes we’d buy new ones. This was accomplished by imbedding a “fix” in one of the regular software updates. Another dot that proves how even the richest company on earth, more cash than any country, how even Apple in the extreme black will strategically throw consumers into the red without blinking an eye.

Greed is bewildering.

Trump and Chairman Pai’s malicious move to rollback consumer protections so that corporations can increase profits, and consumers can pay more or be harmed, is a personal assault on the American public. With 5G service deploying in the very near future, June 12, 2018 perhaps (?), just a guess. They’re keeping it a secret for some reason. But net neutrality is scheduled to end at 11:59p on June 11, 2018, so I can’t help but wonder if 5G begins at 8:00a on June 12, 2018.

The internet needs to remain free and open like the majority of our interstate highways. Who wants to pay a toll? It’s crazy that anti-tax Republicans would be pro-net neutrality rollback. This alarming plan of FCC Chairman Pai’s will result in the following:

  • Access to the internet can be blocked, or severely slowed, by providers – AT&T customers in 2012 can speak to this
  • Affordability – throwback to 2012 again when AT&T throttled customers to get them to pay more for data plans
  •  Being blocked from certain sites – AT&T owns direct TV and is not happy with consumers cancelling TV service because we’d prefer to watch Netflix, so they’ll likely block us from using Netflix unless we sign-up for direct TV

The GOP just gave corporations a HUGE tax cut. American corporations have never had it so good. The vast majority of corporation are not passing their windfall onto employees in the form of higher wages, nor are they discounting prices for consumers. They are buying back their stock en masse, and some are even stooping to pay Michael Cohen’s Essential Consultants LLC millions of dollars for easy access to President Trump.

Democratic Senators Mackey & Schumer are in the process of trying to reverse the rollback. Again, they have until June 11th, 2018 at 11:59p. It’s imperative that every American call our Senators and demand that the rollback be reversed and the internet remain free and open to the American public.

This is a life-as-we-know-it threatening situation.

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Senate Steps-Up | Perspective

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SENATE SECURES 30th CO-SPONSOR

The senate secured the required 30th co-sponsor Monday to reverse the recent net neutrality repeal by the FCC.

In light of Trump’s apparent indifference to the checks and balances of the three branches of government, which were established by our founding fathers to restrain each branch from having more power than it was designed to have, Trump’s continuous forceful over-reaching has been stymied.

This first feat of the new year, the first morning Senate was back in session, was accomplished when Senator Claire Mccaskill added her name to the list.

Net neutrality was a major notch in Obama’s belt of achievements. It guaranteed equal access to all internet content without “favoring or blocking particular products and websites.”

Citizens in countries such as Iran and North Korea, those run by dictators, are blocked from most internet content that we take for granted including social media. Additionally, citizens suffer through painfully slow connection speeds in oppressed countries. Under Trump, the FCC was directed to repeal the Net Neutrality protections, resulting in large corporations being able to limit consumer access to all content.

“‘We’ve reached the magic number of 30 to secure a vote on the Senate floor, and that number will only continue to climb,’ Markey said in a statement Monday. ‘Republicans are faced with a choice — be on the right side of history and stand with the American people who support a free and open internet, or hold hands with the special interests who want to control the internet for their own profit.’”

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STATES

A panel of federal judges has ruled North Carolina’s U.S. congressional GOP-drawn districts are overly partisan and thus unconstitutional. No more elections can take place using the old maps. Gerrymandering will also be reviewed by the Supreme Court in 2018. Many states will likely follow North Carolina’s lead.

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ENVIRONMENT

The warming air and seas across the globe, brought on by climate change, is turning 99% of the sea turtles in the Pacific Ocean female. “…the sex of the sea turtle is determined by the heat of the sand incubating their eggs.” The relationship between the number of females to males is now extremely mismatched. There are other temperature dependent species who’ll be similarly impacted.

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HEALTH

Many health conscious professionals believe there are natural alternatives for the most prescribed drugs. This because we’ve been on earth several millenniums and it’s only recently in the past few decades that pharamacutucals have been the primary go-to solution for most medical conditions. Medication is quick and easy and we don’t have to make too many changes in our lifestyle. However, side-effects can be a serious liability, which result in many new conditions.

Here are natural remedies for several of the top ten medical conditions: pain, high cholesterol, high blood pressure.

 

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