Fiber Optic safer than 5G

Verizon 5G Home vs. Fiber Optic to Home

This is a short comparison between two methods of getting up to a 1Gigabit connection speed to your home. Other wireless 5G providers will have equipment similar to Verizon from https://5gsacramentodangers.com/2020/08/21/why-5g-wireless-when-fiber-optic-is-better/

Verizon 5G Home vs. Fiber Optic to Home

  • In external antenna,
  • A new 5G router
  • 5G repeaters.

5G Antenna— Since 5G cannot penetrate shrubs, trees, stucco or Low-E windows, the 5G signal needs an externally mounted antenna.  Antenna placement outside the home may be limited by homeowner group restrictions or apartment restrictions. Your home must also be close to a Verizon 5G small cell (mounted on a light pole).

5G Router— A new router is needed to transmit a 5G signal throughout the house. The router will transmit 4G and 5G signals since all wireless devices in your home may not be 5G compatible.

5G Repeaters— Required for home coverage. 5G does not easily go through walls, whereas 4G easily passes through walls. One or more repeaters may be needed  to get 5G coverage throughout the house.

PROS

  • Possibly faster download speeds depending on speed of current service provider
  • Networks with other 5G devices, such as smart refrigerators, thermostats, front door cameras (Internet of Things–IoT).

CONS

  • Creates more EMF inside the home with the addition of 5G.
  • Creates more EMF outside the home with 5G small cells transmitting 24/7.
  • Slower than fiber optic connection.
  • Connection quality and speed limited by distance from 5G small cell.
  • Connection quality may be reduced by trees, rain and other vegetation between small cell and home 5G antenna.
  • Creates security and privacy issues since IoT devices can be easily hacked.

Fiber- Optic to the Home

Sacramento (did the study) currently has four fiber optic internet providers capable of up to 1GB/second connection to the home.  You can follow the link to each  internet provider’s website.

Equipment  Required

  • Fiber-Optic router–This will look much like a DSL router that uses a copper wired connection.

PROS:

  • Less EMF. No small cell antenna outside the home.
  • Less EMF at the home. No external 5G antenna required (the 5G antenna transmits and receives).
  • Can provide a totally EMF-Free connection with devices “wired” directly to the router
  • No issues with landlord, Home Owner’s Associations or apartment management since no external antenna is required.
  • More resilient and consistent. Unaffected by rain, trees, vegetation.
  • Router can be configured to provide 5G wireless connection.
  • If wireless is used, the router can connect to IoT

CONS

  • Fiber Optic not available in all areas

CONCLUSION

Fiber optic to the home is superior to 5G wireless and costs the same or less per month.

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