5G internet also means more cellphone towers – which will appear every 12 homes in some neighborhoods. As CBS 2's Jermont Terry reported Monday night, some in west suburban Hinsdale are not on board because they question the health risks.
In Hinsdale, wooden sticks are already in the ground where cell companies intend to put up cellphone towers. But the towers will not be 20 or 30 feet high and soaring over all the houses, and that is leaving some believing there is a bigger price to pay for downloading faster.
Paige Glendinning, Christine Trainer, and Fariha DiPasquale are all Hinsdale moms. The trio is on a mission to stop 5G from coming to town.
"This could be really bad," DiPasquale said.
They said the 5G proposal does not just affect Hinsdale – Western Springs, Naperville, and Schaumburg would also be affected.
A few months back, those wooden sticks popped up in yards throughout the western suburbs.