The Chron’s C.W. Nevius weighs in on cable boxes

In this town there is controversy over every sort of construction – high-rise condos, commercial buildings and residential renovations. But here’s a first.

This is a fight over a 4-foot box.

AT&T wants to upgrade its residential network so it can offer San Francisco customers their U-verse (who names these things?) phone, Internet and TV service, including high-definition cable TV and a digital recorder.

That would give city residents an alternative to Comcast, currently the only traditional cable TV choice in town. But to do it, AT&T would have to place 726 boxes in public spaces, on sidewalks and next to buildings.

more here.

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