Have two decades in telecom. Have worked for three wireless (cell) phone companies. Yes, brain cancer from cell phone use is VERY real. Like today’s broadcast about the perils of driving while using a cell, you’re never going to hear about it. Wireless companies own your Washington (D.C.) senators and representatives.
This is a lobby so powerful they got television to vacate its wide bandwidth so wireless phones can now provide first run movies via cell phones. It was also suppose to provide WiMax, but someone figured out there’s less money in WiMax than WiFi.
Think of it this way, there’s 306 million people in the U.S. – who each owe $80,000 for the $24-trillion the government has for bailing out financial institutions. Let’s say one-third of that is adult. Let’s say 40 percent of that are giving telecom companies what they aim for; $100 per month from each of that 40 percent. Cell phone, home phone, Internet connection, cable. That’s almost $200 per month, but since people share cable and WiFi, let’s go with 40 million people giving wireless companies $100 per month - $4-billion a month. I’m not even going to attempt the math to figure that out per year. Let’s put it this way. In one month, what U.S. telecom companies get from this country’s citizens could pay for last year’s financial institution bailout plus the Detroit bailout four times monthly.