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Old 12-15-2009, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Right outside of Charlotte Uptown
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Does anyone know what cabling project is going on over on Park Rd and Archdale Dr? I see crews are burying cable along side the road.

I only ask because I'm hoping It's AT&T fiber for Uverse. Any ideas? I live in this area and we can't currently get Uverse.

thanks
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Old 12-16-2009, 08:00 AM
 
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oh , believe me it is at&t,
they have demolished some yards in my sons neighborhood ,
the city of charlotte gets paid by at&t to use city right away and
homeowners can do nothing about at&t taking their yard for boxes
and digging.
city makes a pretty penny on this while lowering property values of
the poor homeowners that gets stuck with boxes in their yard.
can you tell I am a little peeved about this?
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Old 12-16-2009, 08:13 AM
 
Location: NE Charlotte, NC (University City)
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oh , believe me it is at&t,
they have demolished some yards in my sons neighborhood ,
the city of charlotte gets paid by at&t to use city right away and
homeowners can do nothing about at&t taking their yard for boxes
and digging.
city makes a pretty penny on this while lowering property values of
the poor homeowners that gets stuck with boxes in their yard.
can you tell I am a little peeved about this?
Errrrrrrrrr...wrong. A contractor that does get a right-of-way permit MUST stay within the limits of the right-of-way. If they need to venture outside the limits, they must get an easement...if not, there are plenty of options in favor of the property owner to handle the issue.

Most folks have a mis-conceived notion of what is their property. In most cases, public-right-of-way extends to the back of a sidewalk, or in cases where there is no sidewalk, anywhere from 5 to 10 or more feet beyond the edge of the asphalt. Find your property corners and run a piece of string between them. If the work is past the line, they should have an easement. If not, go back inside and quit bothering crews that are trying to work.

Stop making blanket wrong statements implying that the City would let them lay cable straight through your living room. The City gets $0.00 for use of the right-of-way. Yes, a permit fee is likely paid, but there is no renting of the right-of-way. What would they do if the company doesn't pay? Dig up hundreds of miles of cable?
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Old 12-16-2009, 09:28 AM
 
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if you reread my post it is VERY clear that i did not claim that they
put it right thru the living room, why don't you stop
putting words in my post?
also who bothered the work crew?
you should stop making blanket statements about a post you barely read.

why do you think at&t would ever not pay ?call it permit fee or rent, they will be making a heavy profit on
this venture, believe me it is in their best interest to pay.

I have it straight from the horses mouth that the city
gets paid by AT&t for the right to use
the right away.

also NOwhere did i say that they strayed outside of the right away ,
why do you again misconstrue what i posted?

irregardless the city right away is a pretty wide area of your yard,
10 feet into someones yard can be quite a bit they are allowed to dig up ,
perhaps you could volunteer to have one of those "pretty" boxes put up in
your yard ?

as far as options to protest this , there is only one , make loud complaints,
even after that it came down to the city insisting that
they were putting it where they wanted .
please tell me what other ways you know about how to protest this
and win?
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Old 12-16-2009, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Right outside of Charlotte Uptown
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I stopped and asked the workers what they were running and they confirmed it was telecom fiber.
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Old 12-16-2009, 12:13 PM
 
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I live in that area and spoke to a guy about 6 months ago working on the lines. He said Uverse should be in our area sometime in 2010 so hopefully this is it!
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Old 12-16-2009, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Right outside of Charlotte Uptown
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It really seems like this project is in full swing now. I see most of the cable is buried. The project area even includes parts of South Blvd.
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Old 12-16-2009, 12:51 PM
 
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the city of charlotte gets paid by at&t to use city right away and
homeowners can do nothing about at&t taking their yard for boxes
and digging.
city makes a pretty penny on this while lowering property values of
the poor homeowners that gets stuck with boxes in their yard.
can you tell I am a little peeved about this?
Actually this isn't true concerning the private property. Your deed will have an easement on it for the utilities that you agreed to provide to them when you purchased the property. They can't come on your land nor take any land that isn't covered by an easement if it exists. If they need to cross your land otherwise, they have to contact you and negotiate a payment directly to you.
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Old 12-16-2009, 12:55 PM
 
Location: NE Charlotte, NC (University City)
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...
:yawn:

You really should learn the facts before stepping into a conversation like this and swinging wild accusations around about property infringement and government extortion....especially when the other side just might be the horse's mouth (or at least something like the leg maybe).
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Old 12-16-2009, 01:09 PM
 
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well , point out to dumb little me where
I have said anything about private property being infringed on?

honestly guys , why do you doubt this when we have been living this for the last two months?
of course they stayed on the city's easement , nowhere was it stated otherwise, even
so ,it is not a pretty site to have in a yard.

Metallisteve , you come across as quite an arrogant person ,tell me where anything is said about government extortion and property infringement, I think you should thread lightly with your accusations.
AGAIN HOW about YOU volunteering to have it on
your lots easement?
why not answer some of the questions posed to you? YAWWWWWN on you.
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