Apologies if this has been thrashed out in earlier threads, I tried to search 5G but the result was my “search string was not long enough” ?..?? Anyway, although I’m not an early adopter, technology fascinates me, and I was looking on line about 5G, and jeez, what a snake pit. Basically the extremely high frequency and small wavelength isn’t very robust, so there have to be antennas as close as 500 feet to each other. The big cell companies are charging ahead full blast, but are lobbying heavily in state legislatures for laws that take away local cities’ right to permit, regulate, require aesthetically compatible equipment, even forbidding local governments from protecting historic sites from the so-called “ small cell towers”. And on top of it all, this cell-company written legislation forces your local governments to accept artificially low ( like $20 per year) lease costs if big telecommunication decides to use a city owned pole or building to put an antenna on. Regardless of what costs your local government ( that would be YOU, Mr, or MS. Local taxpayer.) And with the proliferation of these often ugly installations, if your neighborhood is blessed with 5G coverage, you and your family will be saturated with these microwaves 24/7. Lower power than the 3 and 4 G, but very much higher frequencies, and your local government has been constrained by law from protecting you from this radiation. And there appears to be a good bit of research questioning the safety of this saturation exposure. Of course, this is all offset by the many definite and manifold improvements over 4 G that- - whoops, no, wait a minute, there is again some good evidence 5G isn’t ready for prime time yet, and apparently is waaay overhyped. For instance, Apple is said to have nothing in the works for 5G, and until there are 5G iPhones, there really won’t be 5G. Anyway, am I missing the good side of this? Sounds like a typical story of big money corrupting big governments to usurp local power, to cram something questionable down our throats.