Roadside Radiators

26 Jun

In ‘Feeling the Heat’  I describe the green boxes that deliver an apology for broadband as ‘pavement heaters’ – not least because Roadside Radiators might seem just a little harsh.

At the same time it seemed worthwhile explaining why they appear always to be warm, even before they are baked in the sun.

But, however described, these green boxes qualify as rather poor ‘installation art’ – self-demonstrative (and, frankly, boring) monuments that disqualify their owners from any future role as a contributor to economic and social sustainability – or, as Greg Mesch (CEO of CityFibre) would say, lacking ‘the vision, passion and determination to succeed’.

Aided by the Advertising Standards (?) Authority – the folks who misheard ‘Full Fibre’ to be Fool Fibre or Faux Fibre – and Local Authorities for whom the digital dawn has yet to outshine the telephonic twilight – the once vital incumbent has lost the plot.

But, at least homeless souls will have warmth next winter as they shelter next to those green boxes.

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2 Responses to “Roadside Radiators”

  1. walterwillcox June 26, 2018 at 11:33 am #

    Fake Fibre and False Fibre are another two highly apposite descriptors.
    Let’s hope the Judicial Review instigated by City Fibre brings some much-need common sense to the SuperFARCE debate.

  2. chrisconder June 28, 2018 at 8:06 pm #

    Fools Fibre. that’s a cracker. nicking it.

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