If Barron loses the fight, she said she’ll consider moving. Either way, she fears property values could plummet when 5G equipment pops up.
“It could drop 20 percent,” she said. “For that house, that house, that house. And then pretty soon you go around the curb and there’s another cell tower. They’re all through this neighborhood. So it’s going to devastate the neighborhood.”
Arnoldi insists her workers are focused on safety, pointing out they live and work near this equipment, too. Although she doesn’t have any 5G antennae in her neighborhood yet, she said it’s coming soon and she’s “absolutely” comfortable with that.MORE NEWS: Massachusetts Reports 2,107 New COVID Cases, 3 Additional Deaths
Wireless carriers have announced plans to roll out 5G service to a handful of cities later this year. But to really take advantage, you’ll need a 5G-enabled device, which probably won’t be available until next year.