Scrap Landlines, Force Cell Phone Use, says AT&T


America Unwired?
Elizabeth Kelley, Founder of Electromagnetic Safety Alliance, Inc., gives us a heads-up on FCC plans to dismantle the country’s wired network and switch entirely to broadband wireless. She urges citizens to contact their representatives on this issue.

Pursuant to the Broadband Data Improvement Act, pushed by Senator Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii), and signed by George W. Bush in 2008, the Federal Communications Commission is reviewing comments on A National Broadband Plan for Our Future.

Spun as “the Deployment of Advanced Telecommunications Capability to All Americans in a Reasonable and Timely Fashion,” the plan would include many implications, including the de-wiring of the national communication network.

This would make AT&T and other telecom players very happy as you can see in its ‘COMMENTS OF AT&T INC. ON THE TRANSITION FROM THE LEGACY CIRCUIT-SWITCHED NETWORK TO BROADBAND’

Says the AT&T filing: “AT&T strongly supports a Commission Notice of Inquiry regarding the transition from the circuit-switched legacy network to broadband and IP-based communications. That transition is underway already: with each passing day, more and more communications services migrate to broadband and IP-based services, leaving the public switched telephone network (“PSTN”) and plain-old telephone service (“POTS”) as relics of a by-gone era.”

The Plan seems ominously reminiscent of the move last century by the automotive, tire and petroleum industries to buy up and destroy the country’s network of municipal and inter-urban mass transit rail lines in order to promote their interests in shifting to a gas-guzzling, carbon-loading private car economy – leading to the present dire global climate change situation.

The present corporate, short-term-profit-driven, headlong rush to make wireless the only option world wide – regardless of human health, political and human rights, environmental, personal privacy and national security considerations – can only be halted by informed, determined and unrelenting public opposition.

Could the proposed ‘smart’ meter ‘mesh networks’ provide the wireless infrastructure for the next infotainment broadcast marketing ploy? Is there a ‘smart’ meter connection to this move to de-wire America? Kelly thinks there may be: “The telecoms already applied to do this in California 2 years ago. some people think the video phone, using broadband may replace the land line system. If broadband is wireless…hmmm.” She points out that Al Gore is a major pusher of the ‘wireless world vision’ and an investor in Silver Springs, a major manufacturer of ‘smart’ meters.

Here, FYI, are links to two backgrounders forwarded by Kelly:

AT&T wants to dismantle all telephone lines in the entire country, leaving EIs cut off
by Steen Hviid

When the telephone lines are dismantled, people with disabilities may be cut off
by Steen Hviid

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