[LINK] Hampshire bans mobile phone towers

Richard Chirgwin rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au
Mon Sep 27 12:29:16 EST 2010


  http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/09/24/moms_of_merrick/

> The American town of Hampshire, Long Island, has decreed that phone 
> masts can't be placed within 1500 feet of children, making coverage 
> nearly impossible.
>
> The restrictions specify a 1500-foot exclusion zone around homes, 
> day-care centres, schools and churches - all the kinds of places where 
> one might want mobile phone coverage. It is claimed that the rules are 
> needed to preserve property values in the region, in order to get 
> round the federal restriction on making allowances based on fanciful 
> health scares.
>

Now, what was that about wireless being the thing that makes the NBN 
unnecessary? Leaving aside any other debate or complaint, I would 
estimate the chance of getting people to accept huge numbers of 4G 
towers to deliver coverage would be approximately zero ...

RC


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