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    Cyburbian Plus JNA's avatar
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    Article - Telecom rollouts raise ire over utility boxes

    That was the AP headline and in my fair city newspaper, the headline was: 'Not in my front yard'.
    http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5h...AYb7wD92NHP7O0

    HIGHLIGHT:
    As cable and phone companies race to upgrade services or offer video for the first time, they're doing it by installing equipment in boxes on lawns, easements and curbs all over American neighborhoods. Telecommunications rollouts have always been messy, but several towns and residents are fighting back with cries of "Not in my front yard!"
    Has this been an issue in your community ?
    As a utility these boxes will go where ever ?
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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    Has this been an issue in your community ?
    As a utility these boxes will go where ever ?
    I had one on the corner of my lot in California--in the utility easement. It served double duty as third-base when my 2 boys were growing up.

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    Connecticut residents won on this issue.
    http://www.multichannel.com/article/...dustryid=47197

    Article Summary:
    Last May, Connecticut's DPUC ordered AT&T to obtain retroactive consent from property owners living near its U-verse equipment. In addition, CT's attorney general filed a formal notice with the DPUC to compel AT&T to submit location information on the estimated 2,000 V-RADs in place in the state.

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    It is something I commonly see in covenants - prohibiting utility boxes in the street yard.
    Anyone want to adopt a dog?

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    How those rules mesh with FCC rules?

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