Court rejects attempt to stop 5G rollout in the Netherlands

The Netherlands

A court in the Netherlands has rejected a suit brought by a group seeking to halt the country’s 5G telecommunications network rollout over possible health concerns. 

KEY POINTS

  • A group called Stop5GNL had argued that the upcoming auction of frequencies in the Netherlands should be halted
  • Court in the Netherlands rejected the suit

In a summary ruling, the Hague District Court said that the state did not have to ensure that “every risk” posed by 5G cell towers be prevented, but rather that the risks and benefits had to be assessed in a structured way.

Members of the group Stop5GNL had argued that the auction next month of the frequencies cell providers intend to use for 5G should be halted.

This follows months of conspiracy theories relating to potential health impacts of 5G on people and numerous attacks of cell phone towers across Europe and the United States.

Via our content partners at Reuters. Reporting by Toby Sterling. Editing by Jason Neely.

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