5G Towers Appearing Around Houston Area has Residents Asking Questions – ABC13 2/13/23

Source: ABC13.com

Imagine a 40-foot-tall pole popping up outside your home!

It’s happening in the Memorial Chase neighborhood in Spring. Neighbors say they don’t know what they are, but they want them gone.

“You wake up one morning, and you have a truck driver that wants to deliver a 40-foot pole in your front yard, and it’s like, ‘that’s interesting,'” Don Cochran said with a raised eyebrow.

He’s talking about a cell tower explicitly built to provide 5G capability.

5G is the next generation of high-speed wireless technology. It uses smaller waves, so it can’t get through walls as quickly as 4G technology.

That means it needs more towers closer together, so some residents can expect to see a lot more cell towers just like it.

Since 2017, state law has allowed wireless companies to use any public right-of-ways, even in front of your home.

In most cases, local officials have zero power to keep them from popping up and don’t even have to notify anyone that they’re coming….

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