Wednesday, October 25, 2006

What's This "No Godzilla Box" Thing About?

This is what's at stake. These huge utility companies just drop these enormous boxes in anywhere there want to without regard for the neighborhood or individual home owners. To them, it's just another day at the office making money while our property values suffer and our living environment deteriorates.

It started with just a few necessary boxes like those for traffic signals and electric distribution. Now, with the growth of competition in the telecommunications business for phone, internet, and cable tv, it seems that all these companies need their own Godzilla boxes and they are multiplying like rabbits. In this picture, you can see what has happened to some poor families back yard when AT&T decided they wanted to be in the tv business. Do you think AT&T cared about how ugly this looks or folks that were unlucky enough to have the public right-of-way go through their yard? If you think that's their problem, think again! Every home owner has a public easement and these days most of the easements are in the front yard. Imagine having one of these lovely Godzilla statues in your front yard. It is happening more and more.


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