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Do green AT&T communication boxes in front of the house radiate wireless frequencies ?

Hello,

In the front of a house near the drive way these are the AT&T communication boxes (3 of them). See the picture.

Do these green AT&T communication boxes in front of the house radiate wireless frequencies ?

What is the purpose of these boxes ?

Are these supposed to provide some kind of wi-fi for the houses in the neighbor hood ? 

Are these like mini base stations ?

Is electric power wires involved in these boxes ?

The house buyer is concerned about the power of the wireless signal that goes into the house ?

Can A&T folks please provide information ?

Thank you,

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JefferMC

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10 months ago

Do these green AT&T communication boxes in front of the house radiate wireless frequencies ?

Probably, but not on purpose.  There is always EMF leakage, but it is likely so weak as to not be measurable, even inside the enclosures.  Definitely not outside the enclosures.

What is the purpose of these boxes ?

Are these supposed to provide some kind of wi-fi for the houses in the neighbor hood ? 

No. 

Are these like mini base stations ?

No.

Is electric power wires involved in these boxes ?

No.  If there were, there would be a power meter on one of them, because the Electric company doesn't give electricity away to anybody.

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10 months ago

I suspect at least one of the rectangular boxes belongs to the local cable company.

The boxes house copper wiring, passing signals on the line.

Electrical Wiring inside the home plus any electrical devices used inside the home such as radio, TV, computer, cell phone, microwave,  etc would produce a signal ... inside the home that would be more of a concern.

Then add in all transmission frequency thru the air including satellites, TV stations, radio stations, cell towers, etc. 

markbnj

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10 months ago

augh.  the small (taller) box is a telco house distribution panel, and has copper lines that will terminate at your demarc (inside or outside your house).

most likely no rfi.

The other boxes do look like cable company coax drop offs, that do the same thing to  your cable line by your house..

augh...

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Thank you folks for useful replies.

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I didn't understand any of these replies. So, do these boxes emit EMFs or no? I'm in a building that has only the skinnier taller box. There several of them scattered around the community property. I've already gotten EMF blinds, but I'm not content with that. I want to get my EMF exposure as close to 0 as possible. Give me all the advice you got!

Also, what do ATT smart meters look like. The lady in the office said we have them in the basements of our buildings, but I went down there and didn't see anything. What would I be able to do to reduce my exposure to those? 

JefferMC

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10 months ago

Anything that has electricity passing through it generates a magnetic field.  The observed strength of that field varies depending on the current and the distance from the wire through which electricity is passing.  

What is passing through those boxes is very low level (think just bunches of phone cables) and the distance at which it generates anything you could measure at all would be measured in millimeters.  They are not intended to radiate anything.

I have no idea what an AT&T Smart Meter is, so I can't help you there.

Constructive

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10 months ago

12 years with at&t never heard of an at&t smart meter 

dave006

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@Masterchiefswife 

Also, what do ATT smart meters look like. The lady in the office said we have them in the basements of our buildings,

@Constructive was on to something as AT&T has nothing to do with Smart meters. They are provided by your power utility. They may be install with AT&T Equipment in your basement but they have noting to do with AT&T.

You will need to contract your local Power Utility for more information on any possible Impact of Smart Meters.

Just a note: Wi-Fi signals provide more EMF as does Cellular signals and even Televisions.

Dave

OttoPylot

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10 months ago

SmartMeters is what local utility companies put on the side of your house so they could "read the meters" from afar without having to walk house to  house, find the meter, and not get bit my a dog (😉). They produce a dedicated signal for monitoring and a lot of people were upset that these devices were placed on the side of their house producing a signal.

Not sure what the "AT&T SmartMeter" is but it may be something similar.

spoom2

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10 months ago

All I can say is if there were harmful levels of anything coming out of the terminals the EPA would have addressed it long ago. No there are no harmful EMF or any other kind of signals being radiated by those terminals. Having worked in those terminals for a good number of years It hasn't affected me, affected me, affected me. Also didn't affect any changes within the phone company guidelines for working in them. 

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