NIMBY (an acronym for the phrase “Not In My Back Yard“), or Nimby, is a characterization of opposition by residents to a proposed development in their local area. It often carries the connotation that such residents are only opposing the development because it is close to them, and that they would tolerate or support it if it was built further away. The residents are often called Nimbys, and their viewpoint is called Nimbyism.
Examples of projects likely to be opposed include any sort of telecommunication structure.
People want broadband connectivity and clean, clear service for their smartphones, tablets and other wireless devices, but when it comes to having a tall tower close by, many people are NIMBYs.
Fortunately, today more options are available and towers can be blended into the community and fade into the background. This article explores these possibilities, referring to our telecommunication structures that have been specifically designed with the aim of integrating into the urban landscape.
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