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agnes
# Posted: 22 Nov 2015 00:55
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Hi all.
Please make use of these maps to scout your neighborhoods (before they (Telco) remove them and replace them
So, here goes: BT HOT-SPOT map:
http://www.mast-victims.org/index.php?content=news&action=view&type=newsitem&id=6991

The OFCOM interactive map of NON-Spots!
All the best.
Agnes

agnes
# Posted: 22 Nov 2015 00:57
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So sorry, but here is the link to the NOT-spots:
http://www.mast-victims.org/index.php?content=news&action=view&type=newsitem&id=6990
Regards.
Agnes

ericgeneric
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# Posted: 13 Feb 2016 02:55
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From the MV news page, as reported in the Daily Telegraph:

Minister admits failure to tackle mobile signal black spots

"The £150m fund was intended to pay for the infrastructure, while the mobile phone companies funded each site's operating costs for a 20-year lifespan.

Mr Vaizey pointed to problems with the mobile phone companies, local planners and local residents to explain the project's failure.

One council, Wiltshire, spent so long arguing about the colour of a mast that it missed the deadline for planning approval.

The minister said: "We were dragging four operators with us, metaphorically kicking and screaming.

"We have had communities campaigning against masts and putting concrete blocks in front of the base stations to prevent any further work."

Not heard of any stories regarding this particular thing before, maybe with your network of contacts you have done, agnes? The impression given, and certainly put into practice in our region, is whatever the telecoms want, they get. No backing down, and no objections.

In fact the sheer level of attention the nearest mast to us continues to get almost defies belief; I've never seen so much fiddling, altering, monitoring and expansion undertaken on a single installation. And when it's worked on, it's not one man from BT and his laptop, coffee laid on top of the cabinet, it's a whole Hi-Viz team of men, plus security (!) in force for days.

What are they guarding? The crown jewels?

EG.

Henrik
Admin
# Posted: 13 Feb 2016 10:01
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ericgeneric,

"Hi-Viz" as in High Visibility Clothing?

We haven't heard about said concrete blocks either. And we consider ourselves to be well informed on this subject.

Crown jewels? Perhaps history can teach us something about Govt. reluctance to regulate certain industries...

Then:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/smoking-its-seriously-good-for-the-trea sury-macmillan-told-eden-836762.html

Now:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/727831.stm
http://www.iii.co.uk/articles/76168/ofcom-awards-4g-licences-%C2%A3234-billion-auctio n

ericgeneric
Member
# Posted: 13 Feb 2016 13:22
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"Hi-Viz" as in High Visibility Clothing?

Yes. A whole swarm of them, many not actually doing anything other than being there for "security". Well, according to the signs erected around the installation, the are merely carrying out "pavement works".

Mr. Vaizey's claims seem bizarre, as does the figure of just 15 new masts since this project began. That's nationwide. Something's not adding up here.

EG.

Henrik
Admin
# Posted: 13 Feb 2016 13:34
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ericgeneric,

That is quite the entourage for something as mundanely "meh..." to the general public, as a mobile-phone mast.

According to Daily Mail's reporting on the not-spot failure, the Govt. is scrapping the plans amid the cries, tears and "frustrations" of MP's.

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