Upscale London borough says no no no to BT’s broadband revolution, ugly green boxes

http://www.engadget.com/2012/05/31/chelsea-kensington-council-reject-bt-broadband/

Between all of the delays, disappointment and a general lack of availability, many Brits can’t seem to catch a break when it comes to getting fast internet — but this time it could be their own fault. BT’s fiber optic rollout plans came to a screeching halt in Kensington and Chelsea after a staggering 96 of 108 applications for big green street cabinets housing the fiber were flat-out rejected. The local council just isn’t prepared to clutter its pristine streets with the “ugly” boxes. The telecoms provider now says it’ll concentrate on nearby areas that “have shown a greater eagerness to enjoy the benefits of broadband.” It’s a good thing there are no plans to paint their famous telephone booths green, or those might be out of a job as well.

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