All Internet and telecommunication access can be achieved through wired connections – fiber optics or coaxial cables (and copper wires for phone) – or wirelessly, through the air, via cell towers. Wired connections are faster, vastly safer for humans and wildlife, and far more cyber secure and energy efficient than wireless.
Fiber is great for fixed locations such as a home or a business. (Though not recommended, a WiFi connection, can be used for mobility within the premises.) Fiber is also the ideal medium for streaming videos or for remote surgery (were someone to want this) as fiber is super fast, safe, and reliable.
Wireless can be used for when out and about for short on-the-go communications, texting, and for First Responder, public safety needs. Wireless is unsuitable for video streaming as it’s inefficient, and wastes large amounts of energy and it’s inadequate for remote surgery due to its unreliability.
Beyond the distinct uses for fiber and wireless, there are core differences that make fiber far superior to wireless. Fiber has virtually unlimited bandwidth and once laid, can last decades with little to no maintenance. But more importantly, thousands of scientific studies show adverse health effects from wireless and hundreds of studies show harm to wildlife as well. (For more on health please see the Scientific Literature tab on the following website https://mdsafetech.org,)
Fiber is a public necessity in the 21st century, but in America, many people, especially in rural areas, still do not have access to fiber. The reason for this is that policy makers have taken a hands-off approach toward the build-out of digital technology, resulting in an infrastructure that serves industry’s bottom line rather than the actual needs, safety, and well-being of the American people.