'An English music festival’s decision to install 5G network towers is drawing furious criticism from scientists and music fans alike. Last Wednesday, the Glastonbury Festival announced that it will test out a 5G mobile network at this year’s event. This will become the first time that 5G networks have been used at any festival. The announcement comes just months before the U.K. will deploy 5G throughout its country.
Glastonbury officials say that move will allow festival attendees to access the Internet on their smartphones at faster speeds. But critics have been quick to point out 5G health concerns and many Glastonbury fans are now having second thoughts over attending.
“Smartphones have become a festival must-have as we’ve seen each year with more and more data being consumed at Glastonbury Festival.
“As the long-standing technology partner to this iconic event, we are committed to building a network powerful enough to cope with this huge demand. With the introduction of 5G this year, we are able to trial this new technology at Worthy Farm and make history as the UK’s first 5G-connected festival.” Pete Jeavons, Marketing and Communications Director for the U.K.’s EE stated. EE will carry out the installs of 5G throughout the festival’s grounds.
But nearly doubled data speeds might not be as attractive as EE or Glastonbury officials think. Many music fans remain skeptical of 5G’s safety. And many scientists are legitimizing their concerns.'
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