CNN Reports about Disguising 5G Equipment: Fake Cacti, Palm Trees, Water Tank, etc. Photos Included.


by BN Frank, Activist Post:

Some opponents have described 5G deployment as a form of “environmental racism.” According to a group of telecom experts, Americans have already paid to have safer access to high-speed internet via fiber optics (see 123456).  In fact, 5G hasn’t been reliable or faster where it has already been installed (see 12345)!

American opposition to 5G and other unwanted wireless installation continues to increase due to concerns about reduced property value (see 12), public safety (see 123), health (see 123456), and environmental risks.


Disguising 5G infrastructure to not draw attention (and objections) is obviously now becoming more important.

From CNN:

Inside the complicated business of disguising 5G equipment

By Samantha Murphy Kelly, CNN Business

Updated 5:44 PM ET, Tue March 2, 2021

(CNN Business)For years, artificial cacti have lined the sandy roadsides of North Scottsdale, Arizona. They look real at first glance but tucked inside are antennas and radio equipment that provide 4G LTE wireless connectivity to the area. Large concealment structures like this, which in this case are about 24 feet tall, have become so good it’s sometimes hard to tell the real cacti from the fakes

Across the United States, clunky 4G cell towers are often “disguised” with regionally-prominent foliage. Evergreens are attached to sites in the Northeast. In the South, they’re decorated to look like palm trees. And then there’s the cacti out West. In some cases, the equipment is tucked into existing church bell towers, town square signs and on the side of historic landmarks. On farmland, 4G-enabled

water towers are set up as props to give the impression they’re part of the landscape.

But with the rollout of 5G, the next-generation of wireless speed, cities like Scottsdale will rely less on elaborate cover ups and more on a piece of architecture that’s been a mainstay in urban and suburban environments for well over a century: street lights

A 4G and 5G capable cactus in the Scottsdale, Arizona area built by Valmont Industries

It’s not as creative as hiding technology in a faux plant but the shift is currently playing out all over the world. “Design will be just as important moving forward with the 5G installations, but we will have a greater focus on streetlights than the cacti,” said Keith Niederer, telecom policy coordinator for Scottsdale.

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