June 15, 2020
Dozens of local councils want the government to coordinate the information around the national rollout of 5G telecom, a survey conducted by public broadcaster NOS in the run-up to the first auction of the frequencies on June 29 has shown. Local councils play an important part in the rollout because they have to provide information and are also a party in the negotiations with telecom providers about the locations of new masts. Some people are concerned about the possible harmful effects of 5G radiation on health, and in September hundreds took to the streets of The Hague in protest. Several people have been arrested for arson attacks on telecom masts, while a court case to stop the rollout proved unsuccessful.