Antenna Approved, Boulder Council Turns to Lack of 5G Strategy

Government Technology: As Boulder City Council members last week considered a 10-year lease for Verizon Wireless antennas to be placed on the South Boulder Recreation Center, their discussion veered toward emerging 5G technology and the city's lack of strategy regarding telecommunications leases.

Accompanied by forceful public comment at last week's city council meeting, in which well more than dozen people outlined what they saw as the health risks of cellphone technology and opposed the lease, some council members called for a study session to examine and understand 5G technology. This was despite assurances from Verizon staff that they have no plans yet to deploy 5G in Boulder.

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