Carmel Council urges lawmakers, FCC to limit 5G technology deployment


The Carmel City Council approved a resolution Monday asking state lawmakers, the Federal Communications Commission and Congress to limit 5G technology deployment in Indiana until the health effects are fully understood.

The resolution follows several weeks of discussion among Carmel officials and residents, who have expressed concerns about the health and safety implications of the technology.

The resolution passed the council 4-3 with council president Jeff Worrell, Sue Finkam and Kevin Rider voting against it.

Over the past two city council meetings, several residents have addressed the council, asking it to take action to halt 5G deployment. Many said they’re worried about the long-term health impacts it will have on their children. The city’s cable and telecommunications commission also urged city councilors to take some sort of action.

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