We met, via video conference, with Illinois State Rep. Terra Costa Howard on June 22, 2020 and discussed solutions to some very important problems:
- Returning local control to cities, towns and villages over the placement, construction, modification and operations of Wireless Telecommunications Facilities (WTFs) of Any G.
- Instituting Power-limits for any WTFs that are constructed in the public rights-of-way or attached to any buildings.
- Introducing a new Anti-Cram Bill: an IL State House Bill HB.1452, the Comprehensive Radiofrequency And Microwave-Signal Strength (CRAM-SS) Test Bill: a bill that would require a Comprehensive Wireless Need Test to be conducted every six months by an independently-funded RF Engineer, who will log, second-by-second, the Wireless signal-strength readings in dBm (decibel-milliWatts) of every carrier-specific licensed and unlicensed wireless frequency that is being transmitted to the streets of every local authority (every city, town, village or unincorporated county area) in the State of Illinois. The full data file for each CRAMS Test will be placed in the public record for anyone to view, analyze and verify and will serve as the basis for local decisions, regarding:
- the need for any additional Wireless infrastructure; and
- the placement, construction, modification and operations of WTFs of Any G within the authority’s borders.
The Cost for the CRAM-SS Tests will be paid by antenna operators on a pro rata basis: the share of each Wireless Company’s antenna capabilities, meaning the percentage of the sum of the maximum Effective Radiated Power that could be transmitted by each antenna operating within the authority.