I'll save them some money... And do each one for $1250.
Gulf Breeze, FL
Just paint it camouflage. The problem isn't that they stand out; it's that they stand out so much. Paint them to blend in.
Cogito ergo sum, I think.
would not be in my yard luckily verizon is in this area because if they stuck that ugly piece of shit in my yard ide tear it out.
install one in my back yard!!! offer me discounted service...
I would let a tech come in anytime if it needs service!!!
There. problem solved. no box in the front and I reap all the benefits.
I bet there is more people out there like me
and as for resell value... even better if I told them they would receive a discount on service if they bought my house over my neighbors. also I could do a little landscaping around it and it would be fine for me.
Panama City, FL
no big deal Two big refrigerators in the front yard is no big deal around my part of town
VDSL VDSL wouldn't that bad if it was used for only internet instead of wasting it on crappy tv that we already get from one cable company and two satellite companies.
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Family looking for ugly box I would be more than happy to have access to an ugly box if it'll upgrade my net service.
There's no place like ~
V-Rad Landscaping and Placement A 30 foot high utility pole with wires shooting every direction is much better dont you think? Comcast and their contractors do an awesome job of leaving dead service drops hanging with in the reach of children.
I wish I had a nickle for every yard I worked in that the homeowner didn't understand that dog crap doesn't pick its self up, lawns dont mow themselves and litter boxes dont empty themselves out. You may not realize your house smells like a nursing home but believe me if you have a cat or two your house stinks. But yeah a small beige colored box (glad we moved away from that "puke green" we have used for decades) is the thing deminishing your property values. Not your faded cracked vinyl siding, rotting decks, and Christmas decorations left out year round.
Gang bangers tagging every possible surface, garbage cans left out people that never even spend time outside just looking for something to complain about.
If people didn't want the service there would be no V-Rads. Yes Att does fail to maintain landscaping its a big problem. People need to complain to the company and your elected officials who seemingly only want $$$$$$ and the occasional vote when they need it.
FYI Fiber to the prem developments do not have V-Rads. Only those areas serviced by copper have them.
I can not even begin to tell you how many people would love to have a V-rad in there neighborhood. Talk to anybody in MillBrook Illinois, Prestbury or any of our outlying service ares. As a technician who routinely extends DSL service as far as 20,000' I hope we have more V-Rads in the future. My customers demand them .
As far as the worse culprit in failure to maintain visible equipment its Comcast and Media Com those non union and union busting companies couldn't care less about you, your families and there employees.
Putting a V-Rad underground costs a lot more then $1500.00
This is my thoughts and opinions not those of ATT
Re: We only have a few. In our area they replaced all of the old B-boxes with new beige ones. IMHO the only sad thing is their new telco boxes aren't as funky as the old ones (eg, the floating RTs hehe), waste of money I suppose, but it'd be neat if they made sculpture instead of generic beige boxes.
The comcast boxes aren't pretty, but they're MUCH, and I do say.. MUCH smaller than a V-Rad, shit they're about 1/3 the size of your average B-box in height/width (maybe a bit thicker). Thing is, they're placed all over the damn place, there's what.. 12 comcast boxes for every vrad?
If you ask me the problem isn't that AT&T is now placing V-Rads in people's front yards, no the problem is that the city allowed that to happen.