Kiss Your Landline Goodbye? Part 1
An op-ed that appeared in The Lakeville Journal, June 2013, regarding state legislation that would allow AT&T and Verizon to abandon their landline networks and force customers to go wireless-only.
Kiss Your Landline Goodbye, Part 2
Part 2 of an op-ed published in The Lakeville Journal, regarding AT&T & Verizon's attempt to abandon their landline phone networks.
Another Industry Crony at the FCC? Twelve Good Reasons the U.S. Senate Should Reject Thomas Wheeler
This piece, published in 2013 in CounterPunch, examines 12 good reasons why President Obama's choice of longtime industry telecom insider, Thomas Wheeler, has too many conflicts to head the Federal Communications Commission.
Chris Murphy, Smart Guy, Big Blindspots
Op-ed appeared in The Litchfield County Times, March 2011. Focus is on problems with smart grid/metering
Electrosmog -- What Price Convenience?
This is a general piece, written for the layreader, on the health/enviro effects of wireless technologies.
Environmental Reviews: Biological effects from exposure to electromagnetic radiation emitted by cell tower base stations and other antenna arrays, by B. Blake Levitt and Henry Lai
This paper was published in 2010 in Environmental Reviews, one of the peer-reviewed journals of Canada's National Research Council Press. It is a comprehensive look at the low-level effects scientific literature that would be typical of infrastructure exposures near cell towers and other communications facilities. This is the first time that a paper has specifically focused on just that area of the literature. Often the low-level exposures research gets lost in the 'noise' of meta-analysis and ends up appearing insignificant in what are called "weight-of'evidence" conclusions. But our premise is that such works should be considered separately in public policy considerations. These are the most pertinent red flags on the playing field and they should not be ignored, nor should they be "averaged" away.
Dumb and Dangerous The Problems With Smart Grids http://www.counterpunch.org/2011/03/18/the-problems-with-smart-grids/
There are breath-taking problems with the wireless Smart Grid and accompanying Smart Meters as currently designed, especially since much safer alternatives exist. This piece covers just about all aspects -- from what the real exposures are beyond industry hype; to the health/environmental concerns when every appliance is turned into the equivalent of a 24/7 transmitting cell phone; the unintentional blindspots of some of our most notable environmentalists; and the paradoxes that virtually guarantee the exact opposite of good energy-saving intentions. Smart metering is already creating a whole new layer of radiofrequency radiation without our consent, and people are being made ill. This is happening at a time when the World Health Organization has classified radiofrequency radiation (RF) used in all wireless devices as a 2B (possible) carcinogen.