[LINK] Hampshire bans mobile phone towers
rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au
Mon Sep 27 12:29:16 EST 2010
> 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 ...
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