[GLLUG] What have BT done to our nearest cabinet?

JLMS jjllmmss at googlemail.com
Wed Jul 31 09:31:21 UTC 2013

On 31 July 2013 01:09, Nix <nix at esperi.org.uk> wrote:

> On 30 Jul 2013, Alain Williams told this:
> > On Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 09:36:44PM +0100, Jacob Mansfield wrote:
> >
> >> Upsell the fibre
> >> "to keep you safe, we only send light down the wires, not dangerous
> electricity"
> >
> > Better not mention that is laser light, everyone knows what it almost
> did to
> > James Bond! :-)
> And certainly don't mention that it is electromagnetic radiation!

You jest, but there is a serious point to be made.

Recently there was an application for a mobile phone mast in the part of
town where I live. The coverage is pretty patchy, so such infrastructure is
badly needed.

Needless to say the usual suspects came forth. In all the local community's
forums there seemed to be complete unanimity about how bad for people's
health these "monstrosities" *may* be (think of the children kind of

I decided to send all the regular information available about this
technology and compared the strength of the e.m.r. of normal household
appliances vs a mobile phone mast.

That was enough to prompt other people wanting wider mobile phone coverage
to come out of under their stones and show that the NIMBYs weren't a de
facto majority.

As it is , instead of an outright rejection of the proposal the application
was sent back to the council for "further consideration", which I suppose
means actually investigating more about the topic instead of siding with a
vocal uninformed group.

So don't keep your facts to yourself, let them out to see the daylight :-)
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