In 2021, Gov. Newsom Vetoed CA SB.556, a bill that would have demolished Local Control over Wireless Infrastructure

Now, in 2022, Sen. Bill Dodd is back at it again with the Sneaky “Gut-And-Amend” Bill SB.717; Read Here

Californians, Please Take Action Now to Significantly Amend This Controversial Broadband Bill

On Oct 4, 2021, Governor Newsom Vetoed SB.556!

View our Sept 18, 2021 pitch to Gov. Newsom via Zoom .

What Will it Be for CA . . . Run-Away Wireless . . . OR . . . Liareless Broadband by Fiber?

California State Public Health Officer — Tomás J. Aragón, M.D., Dr. P.H., well knows that ALEC-written SB.556, AB.537 & SB.378 eliminates most local control over street light poles, traffic signal poles, utility poles and conduit in our public rights-of-way, which is an unnecessary “taking” of property to maximize Big Wireless PROFITS at the expense of communities — without even being technology-neutral OR doing anything effective to close the Digital Divide. Since 2019, Dr. Aragón has been very close to the public safety and child endangerment problems created by the biologically-active RF Electromagnetic Microwave Radiation (RF-EMR) from so-called “small” Wireless Telecommunications Facilities (sWTFs) constructed next to homes.

Broadband by Fiber Optics to the Premises (not by Wireless) actually solves these problems and is what every California county, city and town needs to deliver public safety, to preserve the quiet enjoyment of streets and to ACTUALLY CLOSE THE DIGITAL DIVIDE.

ALEC = the American Legislative Exchange Council is the enemy of the people.

The Digital Divide: The Whole (Criminally Sad) Story of Greed and the Digital Divide’s Simple Solution (Title II Regulation)

The People of California Got a Veto of the Last ALEC-Written Wireless Telecommunications Facilities Bill in 2017: CA SB.649

In the words of Yogi Berra, “Is this Déjà Vu all over again?” The people of CA secured a veto of an earlier version of SB.556/AB.537/SB.678 back in 2017 — SB.649 California’s Misguided Streamline so-called “small” Wireless Telecommunications Facilities (sWTFs) Bill. This is what we learned back in 2017-2018: While over 300 cities opposed SB.649 (Hueso), the Governor vetoed the bill stating: “I believe that the interest which localities have in managing rights of way requires a more balanced solution than the one achieved in this bill.”

So, Why Are Our CA Legislators Wasting Everyone’s Time and the Taxpayer’s Money to Attempt This Same Corrupt Industry Heist All Over Again? . . . Follow the $$$!

The best plan for localities is BIG DATA via Fiber Optics & only calls/texts via Wireless because . . .

Wired Broadband (via FTTP) is faster, more reliable, more secure and more affordable than Wireless Broadband.

The Solution = Preserve Local Control over Wireless Infrastructure
As Explained By The Experts in This Apr 15, 2021 Video:

Beware of sWTFs Next to Homes, Schools, Parks & Care Facilities

sWTFs = 4G/5G so-called “small” Wireless Telecommunications Facilities

sWTFs are hazardous — perhaps small in dimension, but LARGE IN POWER OUTPUT.

Signal Strength

Versus What is Needed for Telecommunications Service (calls/texts)

– 5 dBm 100,000,000 times higher
-25 dBm 1,000,000 times higher
-45 dBm 10,000 times higher
-65 dBm 100 times higher
-85 dBm “5-Bars” Telecommunications Service

Problems With So-Called “small” Wireless Telecommunications Facilities (sWTFs)

sWTFs are falsely branded. They are more than 25 million times more powerful than properly placed Macro Cell Towers, once you consider the metric that matters — the intensities of the toxic pollutant (RF/MW radiation) that reaches second- and third-story bedrooms:

© 2019, Windheim EMF Solutions

Sacramento, CA: sWTF 60 feet from home, transmitted -10 dBm (58,000 µW/m²) 24/7 into the bedroom above the garage and both children were diagnosed with microwave radiation sickness — in three weeks | San Francisco, CA: sWTF 15 feet from home, where woman received a brain tumor diagnosisin three months | Santa Rosa, CA: 30 feet from home → home sold at 23% discount ($125,000+ loss in property value) — immediately

Further Explained in the Following Mar 2, 2020 Radio Show Clip

What Really Matters: Excessive Effective Radiated Power (ERP)
That Results in Excessive RF Microwave Radiation Intensities in 2nd-Story+ Bedrooms

Cell Tower

Vertical Distance Off Ground

Horizontal Distance Away

Power in bedroom (2nd-story+)

sWTF “small” cell 35 feet 60 feet 50,000 avg. radiation units
Macro cell 200 feet 2,500 feet 0.002 avg. radiation units

Conclusion: 50,000 µW/m² from a so-called “small” cell is 25 million times more powerful than 0.002 µW/m² (-85 dBm) from a Macro cell —
Note: -85 dBm is a signal strength which provides 5 Bars of telecommunications service on a cell phone (source: link to The Truth About 4G/5G in Sacramento )


Wire California™ is a call to action and a citizen journalist and advocacy organization. We work to preserve local control over Wired Broadband and Wireless Telecommunications infrastructure. Local communities must retain the freedom to integrate the best Broadband options for their residents. We have successfully worked at the Federal, State and Local levels to tame the unnecessarily dense deployment of 4G/5G so-called “small” Wireless Telecommunications Facilities (sWTFs) in residential neighborhoods. See examples of our work here, here and here.

This is where California is headed: 24/7 government surveillance enabled by too many antennas, cameras, sensors and too much Electromagnetic Power through-the-air from sWTFS (see the video below from another country). The Triple Threat 6-7-8 (2021 CA Bills SB.556, AB.537 and SB.378) is the foundation for this one-size-fits-all disaster. Instead of dangerous Wireless Broadband, Californians need the long-promised, but largely undelivered solution: Fiber Optics to the Premises (FTTP). For those that value freedom, we must defeat or significantly amend these dangerous and corrupt CA State bills.


Stop the ALEC Wireless Plan to Widen the Digital Divide

Adapted from a commentary by Larry Ortega, Oct 20, 2021 | Original Cal Matters commentary here. Larry Ortega is founder of Community Union Inc., a nonprofit corporation that trains consumers living in the digital divide, and a 35-year veteran of the technology sector. Summary: The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and Telecoms Cos. are working …

Gov. Newsom’s Balancing Act Between Local Control and Big Wireless

October 5, 2021 | Original Surviving Sacramento article here Of the three Big Wireless sponsored legislation, one remains: Senate Bill 378 The California Public Utilities Commission has established rules regarding underground utility infrastructure — generally designed to prevent hitting a gas, electric, or other utility infrastructure. Senate Bill 378 requires local government to allow fiber-optic …