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Phones out since 12th Feb

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Phones out since 12th Feb

A place in the wilds of Wales without phones since 12th Feb.
Apparently replacing phone wires and poles require specialist equipment.
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TORPC
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Re: Phones out since 12th Feb

BT needs a swift kick in their glueteus maximus to help these people
I also think that where there are areas that are affected by high winds, the cables should be placed underground (where possible) to minimise outages in these type of incidents from (Sweet Mother Nature)
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indeed they should unfortunately the enviro nutters like to prevent planning permission for that, they also block planning consent for replacing existing equipment and even better still where a telegraph pole can be proven to have a different height to the previous one they can cause all kinds of legal hassle over it as well .......
near me all the comms lines are underground except on the open countryside where the nutters got in on the act and prevented the lines from being sunk (the landowners were keen to have the overhead wires removed) on the grounds that digging up and then repairing the area which included a few hedgerows would adversely affect the flora and fauna ........
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Re: Phones out since 12th Feb

Actually, that is a load of twaddle....

Environmentalists have been campaigning for years to get Power pylons removed, and the lines put underground....
I have no specific newspaper reports to back this up, but I do remember it being in, and on, the news a few years ago... and indeed...Power Transmission Lines and pylons throughout the country have been disappearing... like wise the roadside telegraph/power poles
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Re: Phones out since 12th Feb

Use a company such as this one: http://www.atpcableplough.com/ ; to lay fibre to the hamlet.
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Quote from: shutter
Actually, that is a load of twaddle....

Environmentalists have been campaigning for years to get Power pylons removed, and the lines put underground....
I have no specific newspaper reports to back this up, but I do remember it being in, and on, the news a few years ago... and indeed...Power Transmission Lines and pylons throughout the country have been disappearing... like wise the roadside telegraph/power poles

your referring to a specific about power cables traversing an area of the downs, one group was fighting against pylons as they wanted underground cables in order to achieve a more aesthetically pleasing provision of power, another group was arguing that trashing a mile wide tract of land in order to achieve this goal would damage the ecology of the area and specifically disrupt the breading ground of some endangered bug or other, and the power company themselves were saying that yes it was a desirable thing to put cables underground however they would require to charge 1 billion pounds in order for them to burrow along to lay them in a safe manner that didn't disrupt the local flora & fauna and as such was overly expensive and unachievable so on that basis they were going to replace the pylons,
planning permission for the pylons was blocked and several legal cases are awaiting review before anything else can be done, all of which increases the timeframe and the cost of undertaking such maintenance tasks ......
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