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Re: The Backhoe Summit

  • From: David Lesher
  • Date: Sun Sep 24 07:18:59 2000

Forwarded message:

> I've come to the conclusion that a lot of these problems could be 
> avoided with a bit of enforced cooperation.  Recent ordinances require 
> competing cell providers to licence or share existing towers before 
> new tower permits are allowed.  We don't allow multiple rows of 
> telephone poles in the same easement.  Why do we allow unconstrained 
> underground work?  The rampant "competition" just isn't tenable.  
> [email protected]

This has been very visible in DC; the PhiberPholks have had every
ingress route torn up multiple times, making our (already 2nd
worst in US) traffic far less tolerable.

Mayor saw the issue on his radar, declared a moritorium and made
lots of noises about requiring cooperation al-la Richmond.

If such is now happening; I've not seen mention of it. The
carriers all claimed they could not tell their competition where
they were headed for, and I suspect no one will willing to buy
space in advance they'd not want for 6+ months.

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