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I think one more thing that bothers me about the Not in our backyard anti-tower people is that every neighborhood and every street in this suburbia has ugly telecom towers. They are 20 feet high and carry over half a dozen lines (and growing) along all our streets in annoying rows. Again, if you can live with telephone poles lining your street and crisscrossing wires everywhere, what really is the problem with a transmission tower? At least that broadcasts wireless.

I think it was Bill Bryson who wrote about how hideous it is to clutter our streets with these (in comparison to Europe) and since then, I can't help agreeing.

Of course, this argument might start an anti-pole movement in the neighborhood, so perhaps best not to mention it.

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cristovau: (Default)
I think one more thing that bothers me about the Not in our backyard anti-tower people is that every neighborhood and every street in this suburbia has ugly telecom towers. They are 20 feet high and carry over half a dozen lines (and growing) along all our streets in annoying rows. Again, if you can live with telephone poles lining your street and crisscrossing wires everywhere, what really is the problem with a transmission tower? At least that broadcasts wireless.

I think it was Bill Bryson who wrote about how hideous it is to clutter our streets with these (in comparison to Europe) and since then, I can't help agreeing.

Of course, this argument might start an anti-pole movement in the neighborhood, so perhaps best not to mention it.

More anon...

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