Fayetteville residents silent on Wi Fi health concerns | Street Jazz

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Fayetteville residents silent on Wi Fi health concerns

Posted By on Tue, Jun 26, 2007 at 3:36 PM

I have been taken to task by a friend of mine who wrote me an email concerning city-wide Wi Fi, and potential health risks concerning same.

Now, this has been front-page news for some time, and we even had TV news coverage at our last Telecomm Board meeting. Though I am very much in favor of city-wide Wi Fi, I want to be able to hear from everyone who may have a concern - especially those who may feel that public health and safety are being put at risk.

Accordingly, I posted some health concerns a friend from California sent me to three list serves, and to over forty individuals.

Two people responded.

I  really don't want anyone to feel like they are being railroaded by the city on this. But to only have two people respond is somewhat confusing. I seem to recall a time when Fayetteville folk could be counted on at the drop of a hat to debate such issues.

"Is a puzzlement," as Yul Brynner sang in "The King and I."

Well, I feel like I have done my part on this. We'll be glad to put anyone on the Telecomm agenda, or on the upcoming public forum concerning Wi Fi, if they wish to disuss the matter.


Those interested in politics from a Green Party perspective might enjoy a 2005 interview I did with Mark Swaney, which will run on  Fayetteville's Community Access Television. Dates and Times:

Monday, July 2 - 7pm

Tuesday, July July 3 - noon

Saturday - July 7 - 6pm

Recently, Swaney was the recipient o a special award from the OMNI Peace and Justice Center, recognizing his work on behalf of the community.

As ever, C.A.T  can be found on Channel 18 of the Cox Channel line-up in the Fayetteville viewing area.

Why doesn't your community have public access television?


I enjoyed Mike Masterson's piece in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette on eateries closing in our area.  Since this is Northwest Arkansas, the obvious solution when something is failing is - BUILD MORE!



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