Free Press : Naperville Tries to Box AT&T into a Corner
: "Naperville Tries to Box AT&T into a Corner
From Daily Herald, March 1, 2007
By Jake Griffin
Taking a cue from Itasca, Naperville leaders are placing giant boxes around the city to show residents what the landscape could look like if the state legislature takes away a municipality’s right to regulate cable franchise agreements.
Telecommunications giant AT&T is pushing for the change and now municipalities are pushing back.
Naperville announced Wednesday it will be distributing large yellow boxes around the city to demonstrate the size of AT&T’s proposed junction boxes for its new video service. Itasca officials did the same a few days ago, only they were pink in color. The boxes are about 5 feet tall and 4 feet wide.
Each box in Naperville is also emblazoned with: “This big ugly box brought to you by AT&T Project Lightspeed in the name of competition.”"