January 29, 2018

Trump's National Security Team is Considering Nationalizing a Super-fast 5G Network

Steve Holland and Pete Schroeder—Reuters:

President Donald Trump’s national security team is looking at options to counter the threat of China spying on U.S. phone calls that include the government building a super-fast 5G wireless network, a senior administration official said on Sunday.

Axios published documents that it said were from a presentation from a National Security Council official about the 5G issue. If the government built the 5G network, it would rent access to carriers like AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile, Axios said.

This is a very bad idea, masquerading as national security.

Imagine a US government run by the likes of Donald Trump owning the wireless network we use every day. Then imagine Trump declaring an emergency and shutting down that network. Maybe this emergency is declared after his conviction on articles of impeachment.

How many people get their news and other information via mobile devices? They’d be out in the cold, without news that their president had gone rogue.

This is when our FCC needs to stand up, and our representatives take note. Seizing the means of communication and news dissemination are the marks of a dictator.

#5G #Axios #governmentTakeover #ownership #FCC

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