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More Big Boxes?

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There are...tens of thousands of utility boxes out there right now," he [Elsbernd] said. "Adding 726...does not strike me as unusual." Elsbernd was the only board member to vote against postponing the vote on the Planning Department's exemption in April. Except it's actually more like 1600 boxes, since the exemption gives AT&T the right to replace 900 existing boxes with newer, six-foot tall numbers. All this fuss to expand 19th Century copper wire technologies (instead of fiber-optic) to grab more market share. Supes vote tomorrow on whether we have more boxes in our future. [SF Appeal, and previously on Curbed SF]