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(Houston Chronicle)   People in suburbs complain when they finally get high speed internet. Perhaps they should move to farm country   (houstonchronicle.com) divider line
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2021-01-23 5:09:37 AM  
I wouldn't want that in my yard.
 
2021-01-23 5:16:50 AM  
Around here we have what look like giant black antennas being installed all over town.
 
2021-01-23 5:30:41 AM  
Anyone care to explain why it's on the ground instead of a place that has better line of sight?

/And yeah, that's ugly.
 
2021-01-23 5:31:39 AM  

stoolpigeon: I wouldn't want that in my yard.


That's not their yard. It's owned by the town.
 
2021-01-23 5:46:42 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: stoolpigeon: I wouldn't want that in my yard.

That's not their yard. It's owned by the town.


VRAD boxes all over again
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They will get smaller over time.
/In my city those boxes are smaller and fit on telephone poles.
//Westside of Chicago with 1000/1000 from At&t(Comcast offer 2000/ something), 5G u for Verizon is outside my house.
///Think my neighborhood is a test market to see how much Blacks and Latinos is willing to pay for this stuff.
 
2021-01-23 5:54:08 AM  
hmm not sure they have a case to say it really devalues the property doh, as i know quite a few people who would kill to be 50 feet from fibre backbone.
 
2021-01-23 6:11:39 AM  
"Why does it take forever for my phone to load porn! This is outrageous!"

"This horribly ugly modern technology is distracting me from my faster loading porn! Outrageous!"
 
2021-01-23 6:12:44 AM  

bluewave69: hmm not sure they have a case to say it really devalues the property doh, as i know quite a few people who would kill to be 50 feet from fibre backbone.


It will probably create a feud between the neighborhood's techies and  the neighborhood's Karens.
 
2021-01-23 6:17:47 AM  

Clearly Canadian: "Why does it take forever for my phone to load porn! This is outrageous!"

"This horribly ugly modern technology is distracting me from my faster loading porn! Outrageous!"


The underlying assumption that they have to be big boxes sitting on the ground right in front of people's homes is false. They look like that because it is more profitable for the telcos.
 
2021-01-23 6:19:17 AM  

Clearly Canadian: "Why does it take forever for my phone to load porn! This is outrageous!"

"This horribly ugly modern technology is distracting me from my faster loading porn! Outrageous!"


You'd think porn fans would be used to ugly-looking boxes.
 
2021-01-23 6:21:06 AM  
Subby: People in suburbs complain when they finally get high speed internet.
Article: Houston was the first city where Verizon sold a version of its 5G service aimed at home users, designed to compete with cable and fiber-optic residential broadband internet access.

Wouldn't you call "fiber-optic" "high speed internet"?

/Submitter fail
//Green Light Fail
///Slashieeeeeessssssss
 
2021-01-23 6:23:11 AM  

bluewave69: hmm not sure they have a case to say it really devalues the property doh, as i know quite a few people who would kill to be 50 feet from fibre backbone.


I have lived where there was fiber to curb and you could get 1 Gb up and down for 45$ a month. The ping to anywhere in North America was below 5 ms, 15ms to connect to major populations centers in Europe and Asia.

The area lacks the medical facilities I need, so I had to move.

\god, I miss having reliable internet
 
2021-01-23 6:31:28 AM  
NIMFYs.

(Not In My Front Yard)
 
2021-01-23 6:36:08 AM  
But now they're immune to COVID, right?  Isn't that how it works?
 
2021-01-23 6:44:52 AM  
Aren't these the 5G equipment that transmits from the Covid vaccine?
 
2021-01-23 6:45:45 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: drjekel_mrhyde: stoolpigeon: I wouldn't want that in my yard.

That's not their yard. It's owned by the town.

VRAD boxes all over again
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They will get smaller over time.
/In my city those boxes are smaller and fit on telephone poles.
//Westside of Chicago with 1000/1000 from At&t(Comcast offer 2000/ something), 5G u for Verizon is outside my house.
///Think my neighborhood is a test market to see how much Blacks and Latinos is willing to pay for this stuff.


at least they were nice enough to put a little American flag on one of them.
 
2021-01-23 6:45:48 AM  
fark them and fark the suburbs.
 
2021-01-23 6:50:05 AM  

dryknife: NIMFYs.

(Not In My Front Yard)


I have heard that some don't mind having it in their back year tho ...
 
2021-01-23 6:50:55 AM  
yard not year
 
2021-01-23 6:51:07 AM  
We have two utility boxes on opposite sides of our yard -- one large one that's for the power company, and a smaller one for cable.  They were both there when we bought the property, and we got over it.
 
2021-01-23 6:53:28 AM  

GrymRpr: Subby: People in suburbs complain when they finally get high speed internet.
Article: Houston was the first city where Verizon sold a version of its 5G service aimed at home users, designed to compete with cable and fiber-optic residential broadband internet access.

Wouldn't you call "fiber-optic" "high speed internet"?

/Submitter fail
//Green Light Fail
///Slashieeeeeessssssss


It's not even the suburbs. Montrose and Rice are in the middle of the city
 
2021-01-23 6:59:08 AM  
Oh no.  Anyway
 
2021-01-23 7:17:23 AM  
Maybe it's 6G that will finally make everyone happy.
 
2021-01-23 7:20:27 AM  

The Crepes of Wrath: We have two utility boxes on opposite sides of our yard -- one large one that's for the power company, and a smaller one for cable.  They were both there when we bought the property, and we got over it.


Okay, but what about Mucho Grande?
 
2021-01-23 7:23:32 AM  
Reminds me of the day I removed a jack pine in my front yard the city showed up an hour later to replace a buried manhole that was under it with an elevated one.

They buried it again after I complained but I imagine someone at public works was patiently watching and waiting for their big chance.

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2021-01-23 7:25:04 AM  
You build s box in my front yard, I build a bigger box around your box, might put a door on it and charge for opening it might just make it a solid box and call it art.
 
2021-01-23 7:25:56 AM  

Bowen: Maybe it's 6G that will finally make everyone happy.


that's how you get Ebola!!!
 
2021-01-23 7:34:14 AM  
The design and layout of that website is just horrible. Their site designers should be stabbed in the face.

\and yeah, those verizon boxes should be located somewhere else.
 
2021-01-23 7:38:49 AM  
Paint it, then. Almost every box like that in Missoula, Montana has a mural.
 
2021-01-23 7:43:28 AM  
I would kill for one of these in my yard. We are still getting our Internet delivered by pack mule, twice a week.
 
2021-01-23 7:45:23 AM  
They should be grateful their driveway was left intact and useable.
 
2021-01-23 7:47:17 AM  
Welcome to the modern age and civilization.  STFU.
 
2021-01-23 7:52:50 AM  

Bowen: Maybe it's 6G that will finally make everyone happy.


7's the key number here. Think about it. 7-Elevens. 7 dwarves. 7, man, that's the number. 7 chipmunks twirlin' on a branch, eatin' lots of sunflowers on my uncle's ranch. You know that old children's tale from the sea. It's like you're dreamin' about Gorgonzola cheese when it's clearly Brie time, baby. Step into my office.

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2021-01-23 7:56:57 AM  

dryknife: Bowen: Maybe it's 6G that will finally make everyone happy.

7's the key number here. Think about it. 7-Elevens. 7 dwarves. 7, man, that's the number. 7 chipmunks twirlin' on a branch, eatin' lots of sunflowers on my uncle's ranch. You know that old children's tale from the sea. It's like you're dreamin' about Gorgonzola cheese when it's clearly Brie time, baby. Step into my office.

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That guy is the voice of the main guy on Disney's Puppy Pals which my kid loves.  Whenever he talks, all I can hear is "I'm someone's biatch!"
 
2021-01-23 7:58:36 AM  

stoolpigeon: I wouldn't want that in my yard.


If you have an easement for something like that and don't pay attention before you buy the property, that's your mistake or your realtor didn't explain well enough. Just like sidewalks and such, there are things that go on your property you don't control 100%. That's civilization, literally most easements are exactly like that, infrastructure related in some sense.
 
2021-01-23 8:02:49 AM  
Will AT&T, Sprint and any other company that is expanding their 5G coverage be installing their boxes on lawns next to Verizon's box since there is an easement?
 
2021-01-23 8:03:20 AM  
As a former land surveyor, I can let you all know a few things. One, except in a small number of cases, your 'property' does not go to the middle of the street. It goes to the right of way of the roads around it. When you see a telephone pole, that is usually just outside of your property line. In most cased, the ditch is also in the right of way (if you have one). So, when someone comes along and puts something down in the right of way, you get over it, because that is not your property and you cannot decide what goes there or not. (You may complain to the town/city/county and try to get it removed that way). I used to have to deal with this kind of thing all the time. Some homeowner with no idea what is going on would go out and plant a nice flower bed on their property markers and out in the right of way. When we would go to access the marker to do a survey of the house next door, we would be hounded, insulted, and usually have the cops called on us. Then, as the police explained that you cannot, by law, cover or disturb property markers, that you did all that stuff on the public right of way, not on your property, and that you cannot stop the surveyors from doing their job, we got to watch meltdown after meltdown, and even a few arrests. (Some were messing with our equipment, which once it is set up, cannot be tampered with because they are set up level. Had one even pull a gun on us while removing our stuff.) In short, learn where your property lines and markers are. And, understand that all your efforts at making your ditch bank pretty are nice, but we have work to do and that is not your property.

/another one is easements. When there is a wide ditch or a pipeline running beside your house, in most cases that is also not your property and whatever you decide to decorate it with is subject to removal for work purposes. After seeing so many people put crap on their neighbor's property or in public easements, then having to show them that it is, in fact, the neighbor's property or a public easement, then we usually get the screaming and threats, it is a surprise that there is not more danger to land surveyors. I must admit, being shot at during a land survey is not exactly normal, but is not exactly a surprise either. Especially when you are dealing with crazy people who are not aware of their land dimensions.
//basically, if you don't like that box, you can either move, or get elected so you can change the way that stuff is handled
///left right good!
 
2021-01-23 8:06:53 AM  
Hammer_Not_The_Nail -Will AT&T, Sprint and any other company that is expanding their 5G coverage be installing their boxes on lawns next to Verizon's box since there is an easement?

Quite possibly, yes. And again, they can do this because that is city/county property.
 
2021-01-23 8:08:13 AM  

Surrender your boo-tah: fark them and fark the suburbs.


How would you feel if someone stuck one of these in front of your overpriced apt door?
 
2021-01-23 8:12:43 AM  
I'd gladly let something like this be put up anywhere on my 23 acres if it meant that my internet was faster than 10 down and .3 up on a good day.
Yes, it's part of living outside an urban area. Not sure I could go back to urban living again, to used to my closest neighbor being 600 feet away.
 
2021-01-23 8:15:07 AM  
5G in states with balanced regulations:
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5G in Texas:
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2021-01-23 8:16:13 AM  
Cast republican votes, get republican outcomes.
 
2021-01-23 8:22:41 AM  

T Baggins: 5G in states with balanced regulations:
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5G in Texas:
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That area buried their infrastructure as it is now a very high end part of houston. If they had utility poles they would definitely put the equipment on them. I am sure that if my house gets 5g it will be placed on the poles in the back of my property (already have att fiber running that way).
 
2021-01-23 8:23:01 AM  

T Baggins: 5G in states with balanced regulations:
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5G in Texas:
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Everything is bigger in Texas.
 
2021-01-23 8:25:29 AM  
Where the Houston suburbs may be located...

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2021-01-23 8:30:18 AM  
Trying to figure out if the photographer forced a perspective or it's really smack in front of their house.  I know with VRADs, transformer turtles, etc, they could put them anywhere in the ROW, but the city permitting process usually had at least enough aesthetic review to put them at a corner or property line.

/ oh, yeah, Houston.  What permitting process?
 
2021-01-23 8:35:27 AM  

TheSubjunctive: Trying to figure out if the photographer forced a perspective or it's really smack in front of their house.  I know with VRADs, transformer turtles, etc, they could put them anywhere in the ROW, but the city permitting process usually had at least enough aesthetic review to put them at a corner or property line.

/ oh, yeah, Houston.  What permitting process?


their house has a red stripe, that's a crime in my book.
 
2021-01-23 8:44:03 AM  
High and painful learning curve during impromptu games of football, tag, learning to ride bicycles...
 
2021-01-23 8:58:47 AM  
Utility easements end up with utility stuff. Whodathunk?
 
2021-01-23 9:02:02 AM  
I have the neighborhood Verizon distro box in my yard.
Green as the grass, 1/2 that height, way in the back corner, behind a big tree.
 
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