Fake fir

Mobile phone mast disguised as tree
Andrew Orlowski writes:

Four major policy options are suggested in the Ministry of Fun’s rural mobile consultation paper .. [it] has set about tackling “partial not-spots”. And what’s a “partial not-spot”? It’s anywhere where you don’t get coverage from all four MNOs (mobile network operators).
Well-heeled rural communities vigorously fight the installation of equipment that improves their mobile communications — then complain that their mobile coverage is inadequate.

Perhaps it’s no coincidence that Prime Minister Cameron has a home in the Cotswolds — as Reg readers point out, Oxfordshire NIMBYs have been successful in ensuring coverage resembles a former Eastern European Soviet satellite. Do you want decent mobile coverage or do you want a village untainted by modern transmission equipment? Pick one of two.