AT&T and Verizon want free rein to put new wireless transmitters in your neighborhood. Here’s why that’s a bad idea – LA Times

There’s a classic brawl raging in the California Legislature between a bankrolling private interest and several toothless local governments over wireless expansion. It’s a fight being waged essentially under the radar. This subject isn’t sexy like a gas-tax increase, universal healthcare or a so-called “sanctuary state” for immigrants here illegally. So it hasn’t gotten much public attention. That’s when special interests tend to win. This battle involves the big telecommunications companies — AT&T, Verizon and the like — trying to push aside local governments and start installing the next generation of wireless infrastructure without pesky interference from city hall or the courthouse. Paid Post WHAT’S THIS? Vintage Nude Photogravure C.1941-Parisian Women – $77 A Message from Chairish We are offering another trove of vintage nude photogravures of captivating women celebrating the female form. This series features beautiful Parisian women. This is an authentic, vintage (not a mod… See More The telecom corporations want to streamline permitting and reduce costs for slapping their transmitters — ranging in size from a pizza box to a small refrigerator — on municipal utility poles, street lights and traffic signals wherever they want.

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